Yesterday’s final quote made me think about the power of dreams – not those we have at night, but those that create the fabric of our hopes, expectations and desire for our lives and the lives of those we love.
My words aren’t coming easy tonight, so I’m going to just share some words of others that focus on the power of our dreams.
“Hope is a waking dream.” ― Aristotle
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ― C.S. Lewis
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
That last quote reminds me of something my sister said recently. She has always loved to travel, wanted to travel, but for a time she mostly held it as a dream – something she would do someday.
But she’s traveling now – as often as possible to exotic places. She said her daughter taught her to enjoy life now, in the present, because we don’t know what the future holds.
She’s turning her dreams into realities. Twenty years from now, she won’t have the disappointment of those things she didn’t do.
I could learn from that, could you?
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson