The ability to dream is something each and everyone of us are born with. However, as we mature into adulthood and the responsibilities of work, home, family, and life’s challenges can get in the way of our dreams. And sometimes we even forget how to dream.
That happened to me. It was a long time ago, but it really doesn’t seem like it now. I was going through a major bump in my road of life, and simply getting out of bed in the morning was a supreme challenge for me. My focus was merely to live to survive another day. Or not.
Well, I kind of did. After all, I couldn’t imagine leaving my husband to take car of my dogs all on his own. But every moment in life was so effortful. And just in case you were wondering, I have been accused of inventing the word effortful. But think about it–if something can be effortless, then why can’t it be effortful?
The truth is that life is full of highs and lows. Good times and bad times. When we’re in the midst of one of our down times, it’s easy to get stuck in it. Especially if we stop dreaming.
So, no matter what life throws at you, remember that it will pass. And remember to keep dreaming. Because we were all meant to live life to its fullest, and living our avowed dream is our God given right. And no one can take that away from you.
As long as you don’t let them.