Dare to dream

Two nights ago one of my dreams was fulfilled.  I had always wanted to write a book and so I embarked on that journey last year.  It was a fun process, filled with more joy than I could’ve imagined.  But never in a million years did I think I would see on a book shelf in a store.

I learnt many years ago that the richest places on earth are not our banks or treasuries but graveyards. You see, many people die with the dreams unfulfilled.  Our graveyards are full of business ideas that have never come to light, songs that haven’t been sung, books and poems that haven’t been written and adventures that have never been lived.

I remember thinking about that as a twenty-year old and I still think about that.  I still think that I would love to leave this world having given my all, having risked, having loved and having tried.

As you raise you children, think about this.  Think about how you would love them if you knew you couldn’t fail at being a parent, and how you would raise them if you had the courage to dream.  Think about what kind of parent you would like to be and think about how you want to impact the children living under your roof.  Take some time to think about what you would need to do to live out your dream and what impact it would have on your family.

Dare to dream.  Dare to try and dare to love!

Go for you it.  Your children are watching you and just perhaps you will inspire them to dream beyond what they know is familiar.  My theory is that if your children know that you are their biggest fan, that you believe in them and that there is nothing they can do to earn your love, they are are loved because of who they are, THEN (and it’s a big THEN), THEN they will dare to try and live out of who God has made them to be.  They will live loved and isn’t that a joyous thing?

Are you with me?

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