It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
My best friend and I have this ongoing debate about people dreaming. He states, “everybody dreams”, my reply, “I don’t dream”. He tells me that I must dream, it is just that I do not remember them. I am not sure which is factual.
When I was about fourteen I did have a dream, a dream to be able to travel as a musician for an itinerant preacher. I saw that dream come true just before my eighteenth birthday. I was elated for I was able to see most of my home country of Canada and many parts of the United States. It didn’t cost me a penny, but rather a weekly salary.
I do believe dreams is what keeps us moving forward in life. Dreams of having a great career, a wonderful marriage and then a terrific family. Without them we would lose our zest for life and truly no meaningful reason to put our feet on the floor every morning.
Now I look forward to seeing the dreams of my grandchildren unfold during the pre-teen lives. One in hockey and two girls who excel in dance. Watching them grow into fine young people. Yes, it is those three children that gives me a reason to get of my bed every day.
To quote Shakespeare, maybe out of context:
“To be, or not to be – that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune …
“…’Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep —
To sleep – perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil…”
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