I’ve had this quote in the Draft section of my blog for several years. Yep. Years.
Sometimes a quote strikes me in an “I like it” kind of way and when I try to write my thoughts about it, the words stutter to a stop on the page.
I’ve got nothing.
But I decided to pull this quote out of limbo and use it because I love the truth woven in the words: We need to dream. Dreams enrich our lives.
And no, I am in not overlooking the very real problem of poverty in this country or the world.
But I’ve discovered something in recent months: people have lost sight of their dreams.
Maybe circumstances so overwhelmed them that their dreams were shoved out of their life. Or if they just got tired of waiting for their dream to come true and gave up. Or somehow, someway they lost track of a dream … or maybe that dream came true and was a disappointment. Somehow hidden in the dream was — surprise! — doing the work of keeping the dream alive.
Here’s what else I’ve discovered: My heart aches when someone says they don’t have a dream.
To me, that is unimaginable — and I wanted to figure out some way to help them find their dream again.
I’ll repeat myself here: Dreams enrich our lives. They help us discover more — about ourselves, about others, about the world, about God. Reaching for dreams stretch us into who we are meant to be.
In Your Words: What dream are you dreaming? How has a dream –– or dreams –– enriched your life?
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