Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures


Your Dreams Must Grow With You

Your dreams must grow with you.

A friend wrote me after yesterday’s post and said it had never occurred to her that she needed to allow her dreams to grow along with her.

Certainly there are fundamental structures in our lives that remain unchanged.  And rightly so. Dreams?  I do not believe they are among them.  Decades bring physical change.  Emotional maturity occurs.  Technology advances.  A dream seemingly unachievable thirty years ago can now be realized with nearly a few clicks of a mouse (read stories of revolutions fueled by twitter and facebook).

I understand Whitney Houston is back in rehab.  Again.  Does that repetition seem familiar to you?  Perhaps its not substance abuse that you struggle with but abuse of some other sort.  Including self-abuse and practical unkindness toward your own soul.  You say tomorrow will be different but you find yourself back in your own form of rehab – again.  David Campbell observed, “Discipline is remembering what you want.”  How can you know what you want if you are not connected to your dreams/passions and most important things?  Would that clarity help Whitney Houston?

Here’s today’s headlines, YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR DREAMS ARE – BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW IF THEY ARE GROWING WITH YOU.

I’m stunned by the number of “I don’t know” answers when I ask people to name the five most passionately important things in their life.  If you don’t have clear and immediate answers to that question, let me ask you another question.  How to you measure the Yes’s and the No’s in your life if you don’t know your key passions/dreams/important things?

That’s question enough, isn’t it?  If you have responses, comments or answers…please share.



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