I accidentally came across this observation by John O’Donohue and it spoke to me.
Aren’t we all guilty of not turning dreams into reality for fear…fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of not being able to bring our dream alive …thus ending a life long yearning. And then where would that leave us…with just cluttered broken dreams for a life? Don’t we often ask ourselves…”Is it not better to ‘leave well enough alone?”
We all know the answer to that question deep down inside of each of us. We each have been given an unique gift from God and unless we are using it…we are not living our lives completely. We are short-changing our one precious journey we call life.
Here is the quote that made me stop and think about the importance of entering that unknown frontier we each must cross in order to find our true beings…who we were meant to be.
“May I have the courage today To live the life that I would love, To postpone my dream no longer But do at last what I came here for And waste my heart on fear no more.”
So until tomorrow…”One day…or DAY ONE…you decide.”
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
*OOPS! I almost forgot “Rabbit, rabbit” while concentrating on dreams in the New Year. So, even like me, if you are a little later saying it today…”No Problem…just get it in today before midnight“! 🙂
Courage takes energy and Anne invited me over for a “spontaneous” supper Monday night. We decided to start on the southern good luck kick-off meal early. A little extra luck never hurt anyone.
In fact Anne packed me a ‘goodie’ bag to save for New Year’s Day… so all the bases are covered. On the way over to her house the skies gave me an unbelievable taste of the beauty of 2020 to come.
On the last day of 2019 I took Eva Cate (as a part of my Christmas present for her)…to see Little Women with Boo Boo. She has read the book and seen three earlier versions of it…she is a “Little Women” buff!
I can think of no better way to end the year …watching my granddaughter learn and absorb the most important life lesson of all- to continue to show up for life…even when our dreams are momentarily dashed. Victory always goes to those who persevere and deliberately make themselves vulnerable to all possibilities.
*Making memory days…girl time in 2019…hopefully more in 2020!
Happy New Year One and All! I hope only the best for each of you!