“I have a dream”…. I have always enjoyed this song from Mama Mia. I love to watch the moonlight shimmering on the water, Its so peaceful to just watch and listen to as I think about the dreams that I have for me and my children.
Ask children what they want to be when they grow up and they will always have a reply for you. They have big dreams and stars in their eyes, nothing is impossible!
What happens when we grow up? Too much life piles upon us and smothers our dreams at times, but we need to keep them alive! Grandma Moses loved to draw at a young age, but as an adult she put her passion aside. When she was 78 she started painting once again and went on to have her paintings displayed in a museum , sold at art auctions and put on greeting cards.
Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish her first book “Little House in the Big Woods” until she was 65 years old, her last book came out when she was 78!
Gladys Burrill ran her first marathon at the age of 86 years old and completed the Honolulu marathon at the age of 92!! I can’t even run a mile, much less a marathon, and I am a lot younger than 86 years old. The difference is that it was a passion of hers and she pursued it. I know someone who used to be a co-worker of mine and she took up running recently, completing her first marathon. She was thrilled about it and she should be, it was hard work, but she did it! She’s not a household name because of it, but she has deep personal satisfaction and that’s what its all about.
Its not about having some grandiose dream, that makes you famous! Its about fulfilling the passion that is inside of you.
What is important is not to let your dream die, don’t give up, thinking that you reached an age where its too late to dream dreams and to pursue them! As the above examples show, its never too late to pursue a dream! Do you have a dream?