Rainy day dreams

March 8, 2014

What do you dream about on a rainy day? When you light the candles and curl up with a blanket?

Do you dream of hiking the Himalayas? Diving in the Seychelles? Taking a Windjammer cruise? Helping underprivileged children?  Do you dream of backpacking through Europe? Visiting temples in Thailand? Eating curry in Mumbai? Knitting an afghan?

What have you always wanted to do but avoided for one of the following reasons:

  • Not enough time
  • Not enough money
  • Not brave enough
  • Not skillful enough
  • Not healthy enough

Time’s a wasting. If you’ve got an unfilled dream, a fantasy, a wish, do whatever you can to make it happen.

You’re afraid?  Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Not enough time?  You might be surprised at how much time becomes available when you rearrange priorities and put yourself first for a change.

Money issues?  Maybe there’s a way to modify the dream and take an interim step that’s within your means.

Take that step. Now.  Empower yourself to make that dream come.

Because life? It’s for living fully,

13 comments on “Rainy day dreams
  1. You are so right. There is no time like the present to begin living the life of you want. Think outside the box. I never imagined how I could get paid to travel and now that’s happening. Life is full of surprises if we open ourselves up to them.

  2. Jennifer Steck says:

    I love your post, Carol. We aren’t guaranteed a tomorrow, the time to enjoy life and the people that you love is today. You always inspire me or make me laugh or even do both at the same time. Thanks!

  3. Joan Stommen says:

    I like your suggestions of modifying to afford and changing priorities to find time! Thanks for these simple yet important reminders that we need to make our dreams happen rather than wait and see. Great advice, Carol!

  4. It was a rainy day in San Antonio today. I went to my regular writer’s critique meeting. Everyone looked distraught. It wasn’t the usual atmosphere. Then I found out that one of our long-standing members had passed away. The group found out about a minute before I arrived. So I imagined the rain as tears.
    Rest In Peace Jan

  5. Kathy says:

    If we can dream it, it can happen. Your sentence, “Empower yourself to make that dream come true” hit home with me today. I do have a dream and I keep making excuses and it is fear that is holding me back. Thanks for the inspiration

  6. Yes. So well said, all of it.

    Reaching out for our dreams is the only way we’ll get them. Let’s DO it!

  7. Diane says:

    I so agree with this! So often, if the planets aren’t perfectly aligned, we put off doing things. Don’t wait. Do them now!

  8. Susan Cooper says:

    I can think of nothing worse than looking back at life and regretting all the things we didn’t do. Dreams that we simply let go because they seemed to far out of reach. Your words are very wise.

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