we all have them but we don't all pursue them. We may give it a try but we quickly get discouraged, embarrassed, scared and we give up...on ourselves. We feel foolish and fill up with self doubt. We listen to the negative voices in our heads and the discouraging voices of "well intentioned" people around us. But, if not for dreams where would we be? On this day, we think of Martin Luther King and his dreams and the battles he fought to make them come true. His courage and determination fill our hearts with inspiration and rightly so. There are many dreamers, not all as famous, but nevertheless, their dreams mattered. And so do yours! We need our dreams... they keep us going and moving towards a goal. So how do you do it when it's an uphill battle?
Find someone you trust...a mentor, friend, good listener and tell them so you have someone to talk to. Might be a good idea to limit those with whom you share...at least in the beginning. Baby dreams are a little fragile and need a lot of nurturing and support. They don't need others' fears and negativity. Take a step...do the research, make the call, even a tiny step is moving you in the right direction. Breathe and accept that you aren't perfect! What!?!?! Sorry!!! None of us are. But if you accept the untidy fact and still dare to dream...you just may get to know what it feels like to have your dreams come true!