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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DREAM!

One of the factors for being resilient is having a DREAM. You have to visualize your future. Where do you want to be? How do you plan to get there? What resources do you need to get there? What obstacles are in your way and how can you overcome them?

Many years ago, at a low point in my life, I often dreamed and even daydreamed of a better life.  I would take long bike rides and walks dreaming of the good life. Mine was not traumatic or horrible, I just wasn't in a good place or a good relationship and wanted better. I mainly wanted a caring, loving husband.  I visualized myself living in a nice neighborhood with kids and this special husband. From the beginning of my dream, I never dreamed of having my own children, they were always going to be step children or foster children whom I could help. Anytime I found myself down about my present life, I drifted away in my dream. That dream got me through some tough times and rough relationships!

 A few years ago I was bike riding in my neighborhood and it hit me. I was living that dream I had years before!  I literally almost fell off my bike when I saw the home that I dreamed about  just a few blocks from my present home. I was (still am) married to the most loving, caring and giving man. He has blessed me with two step children who are now young adults. I am blessed. I am grateful. I am in a much better place because I never gave up on my DREAM!!!

2 comments:

hotcleveland said...

Sometimes people are afraid to dream for fear their dream will never come to pass. You not only visualized a good future, you had the audacious courage to dream! Way to go!

Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) said...

Thank you, Mark! I appreciate your encouragement!