Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
– Earl Nightingale
We all have passions in life that can lead us to living our dream. Our son has a passion for fishing and the outdoors. To start fulfilling the dream he bought a boat. He dreamed of owning a water site fishing camp to park that would be a nice, comfortable place his family could enjoy. These were indeed big dreams at this point in his life considering his young family and the eminent expenses of educating and raising children. He did not let that interfere with his dream. His love of fishing connected him with two other families who had the same dream. They formed a partnership and bought a water side camp. Our entire family went there this past weekend. The grandkids had a fantastic time. Boat rides on Uncle Brian's boat was the highlight of the day.
We are never too young or too old to experience “Living the Dream.” My next posting will be about how our 14-year-old granddaughter achieved her dream.
For most people talking about their age is not typically a topic of conversation. Even in the “younger” senior years they will often say “I’m too old to start something new!” At the age of 75 I decided to share with my grandchildren, family and friends the practices I have incorporated into my daily life to bring my dreams into reality. My blog is the resource to do this. Much to my delight the readership has increased tremendously in its second year.
Our longtime friends Peggy and Nolan are our ages. For years Peggy envisioned her dream to write and publish a book to share her passion to help others connect with one another in a meaningful way resulting in enduring relationships. In moving forward towards her goal she and her husband Nolan met in several small pilot groups to explore the techniques. They also actively sought out people to assist in the actual publication of her work. Her book is now available. Check out the details of Tell Me Your Soul Story on Amazon. It is wonderful and enlightening as it provides so many helpful suggestions on how to really get to know the people in our lives.
The timing of this book is excellent. There seems to be an overall interest in many churches and communities to foster and support a deeper sense of connectedness among its members. In the Catholic Church there is a worldwide focus on the "Domestic Church," the family. Small groups of couples are encouraged to gather once a month in someone's home to discuss the basics of their faith, exploring ways to preserve these traditions in their family life, and perhaps embrace new enriching practices. Bible study groups in many churches are creating that same environment in an effort to form bonds that go far beyond the meeting.
In our family we have grandchildren from the ages of 7 to 16. They have embraced the tool of the Vision Board to assist them in “Living the Dream.” Yes it is great to start young. However we must remind ourselves that we are never too old to achieve those dreams. I encourage you to take a few minutes to write down what life would be for you to be “Living the Dream.”