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Monday Mayhem – Slo-Mo Dream Sequence Edition

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 by Margaret Ethridge   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

It’s Martin Luther King Day here in the States. That means that most government offices, schools and banks are closed, but most of the rest of us are at work. The morning radio personalities were talking about how many people are using MLK Day as a service day—volunteering their day off from work or school at shelters, children’s programs, etc. I think that’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard.

Of course, they played parts of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. It got me thinking about dreams, both large and small.

We all have them. Our dreams may be for the greater good, or they may focus on personal gratification. Some may be pie in the sky, and some are easily within our grasp. We all chase them. We work through the ins and outs until the impossible seems merely improbable, and the improbable simply a quest to be undertaken.

Need a truth that proves to be self-evident?  Dreams change. The ultimate goal may remain the same, but the path one takes to get there fraught with twists and turns. Our dreams are shaped by experience and circumstance, they’re subject to whim and whimsy, and they can be rooted deep or disappear in a puff of smoke. Don’t worry; another dream will form to take its place.

The good news? We have an unlimited supply of dreams, and each and every one of them is absolutely free. And dreams are forgiving. Like a pair of perfectly worn sweatpants, they are elastic, stretching to fit our needs at that moment and molding to the shape of our life experiences. They expand like that crazy foam stuff my hubby buys at the Home Depot, filling in the cracks in our lives and sealing in our hopes for the future.

Today is THE day to celebrate your dreams—big or small, serious or silly. Today and every day embrace those dreams and chase after them at a full-tilt-boogie.

No one else can catch them for you.

Do you have a dream? Care to share? Go ahead, we’re all friends here.

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3 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Slo-Mo Dream Sequence Edition"

  1. Comment by MichelleKCanada (@AnotherLookBook)
    January 16, 2012 at 9:32 am  

    I love the idea of volunteering to celebrate a day like MLK. Of course being Canadian we don’t celebrate that particular day but it is still a wonderful idea.

    I have dreams! My dreams are obtainable. I don’t dream of winning a million bucks or scooting down to a size 4, 110lbs. I don’t waste my times on dreams like that.

    I dream my son will graduate from high school and I work so hard to make that dream a reality. I dream I will go to Scotland one day and take fabulous pictures of historical buildings and drink in a Scottish pub. (and I don’t even drink) I want to spend the night in a castle. What a dream!

    I dream my other son will get that athletic award that he works so hard for and then one day it may lead to a scholarship.

    I dream that my other son continues to be so generous, loving and caring as he heads into his teenage years.

    I dream that one day I will have a home library and my beautiful books are not hidden away in the top shelves in my closet and instead beautifully displayed with the love and care they deserve.

    Great post!

  2. Comment by Margaret
    January 16, 2012 at 10:54 am  

    Those are some awesome dreams, Michelle. Keep chasing them!

  3. Comment by Julie
    January 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm  

    Wow. This was so beautifully written. I feel like framing this. I’m not even kidding.

    I have a lot of dreams. I mean, just this morning I had a dream that I was on a bus with Elton John and we were chewing gum that made our teeth sparkle. But seriously, yes. I’m a dreamer. I dream big. I dream the biggest possible dreams I can dream because that’s what I live for: the possibilities.

    I dream that I’ll be a published author like you one day. I dream that, come April, I’ll be accepted into all four teachers colleges I applied to. I dream that I’ll breeze through teachers college and find my dream job in the education field. I dream that I’ll find the man of my dreams and we’ll have four beautiful children (enough for a mini soccer team) who go on to dream even bigger and wilder dreams than me. I dream that one day there will indeed be world peace. Sweet, sweet dreams. 🙂

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