When Your Dream…


The things we wish would come to pass.

The lives we want to experience.

The stuff we want to have.

There are all kinds of different ways to look at the hopes and dreams you have for your life.

Charles Schultz said, “I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.”

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot” wrote Douglas Adams.

“The art of life is the art of avoiding pain,” said Thomas Jefferson.

Jim Carrey said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”

What’s your view of having dreams in life and trying to reach them?

This week I’ve asked several of my friends to share their thoughts regarding chasing after hopes and dreams. Some are in the middle of making huge transitions; others are writing or have just written books; still others are wondering if their dreams cause more pain than good.

I hope you’ll follow along.

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4 Replies to “When Your Dream…”

  1. Most of the world dreams for things that I take for granted: food, water, shelter, someone who cares. These are attainable.

  2. I have such mixed feelings about this. In the west where all the money is, we have infinite opportunity and can think about and choose how we want to live our lives. In other places in the world (East Africa) people have little to no choices or opportunities.

    What do we do with that? And I also wonder what we are doing when we attach God to our dreams.

    Looking forward to the posts this week!

  3. Cannot wait to read the rest of the week! I think a life without dreams is like black and white television. The trick, however, is knowing that in achieving our dreams, we will always have obstacles to overcome. The bigger the dream, the bigger the obstacles. But it is still more fulfilling. Anyways, enough of my philosophizing –cannot wait for the rest of the week.

  4. I’m stoked about this series! Considering the craziness we’re seeing coming up!

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