Big Dreams Can Happen

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Yesterday, someone emailed me something about how God can out dream me. That stopped me. I am a dreamer and it is hard to imagine that there could be more than what I can imagine at this point. But the words are there, in my face, as a question:

Are you dreaming big enough?

If Steve Jobs did not dream big then your idea of an Apple would only be something you eat. If Oprah did not dream big we would not have the shows, the book club, the examples of charity.

When I was about 13 years old, I told myself that I could help children that had endured horrific experiences. People asked me what I was doing, why I thought I could do this, or even why I wanted to help kids when it would not be a money-making field. I saw a need and wanted to do something about it.

I was 13.

You are enough. You are smart enough. Your dream is big enough to give it what it is worth and to make it happen.

personal canvas creation
You have been there--that dark, deep place that serves as a guide. You know what it is like -- what it smells like, what it tastes like, what it sounds like. The bitterness of trial and error are still an aftertaste in your mouth. You are qualified to fill a need.

Pull up those bootstraps and get ready. You are needed to create, to live, to help, to listen, to serve. You are ready to live your purpose and follow your dream.

QUESTION: What is your big dream?

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This is a great post :)
I had a big dream and made it happen! But I'm not done dreaming yet :) I would still love to open a B&M shop someday!

BeadedTail said...

Such an inspiring post Erika! I have lots of dreams but I lack for belief in that I can achieve them. I'm working on that though and have grabbed some dreams but have many more to go.

Ann said...

Very nice post. Dreams are what keep us going. said...

Very nice idea!

storybeader said...

I have plenty of big dreams. The trouble is, they depend on another person - my DH. My dreams, I suppose, aren't big, but they are segmented and "creep" along. Guess that sounds kinda strange... {:-D

Dominique Goh said...

I'm kinda living my dream being a WAHM. Am working towards making it a long lasting one.

pasqueflower said...

Interesting post. My dreams may be too small -- but some of my past big dreams turned into big nightmares.

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful dream book :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your art work is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Inspirational H!

Lola said...

Many thanks for stopping by my blog!

Such an interesting post – great artwork.

Have a great weekend too!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Theresa said...

Working on it here! Great positive post!

Mumsy said...

My dream and God's dream for me are not on the same directions, but I still dream and when it's time, he will lead me there.

Anonymous said...

Your ideas are sound, and your canvas creation is amazing!

It's All Connected said...

I don't ever want to stop dreaming! I may fall short of the dream, but I'll get a lot closer to it than if I'd never dreamed it at all. Right now, I dream of working entirely from home. Great post! ~ Maureen

Andy David said...

Dear friend,
Everyone has dreams....don't lose yours (smile). Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Oh my.

This post spoke directly to my heart.

I was having this exact conversation with my Grandlittles today.

I was telling them they need to make a difference in the world no matter how young they are.

Since they have been hold enough to hold a crayon, I've encouraged them to draw pictures and write 'letters' to people facing illness or being forgotten.

A week ago the 8 year old told me she wanted to participate in the diabetes walk for the son of a friend who passed away several years ago.

She has a plan to do garage sales to make money for the cause.

I am so proud of these lovely girls.

My dream is to teach them to survive and thrive in the world...and to make a difference.

This was a beautiful link.

Hugs and blessings.


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