This is a somewhat complete and accurate re-telling of the conversation I had with Mary Hope (3-years-old) after she woke up from a long nap yesterday:
Me: Did you sleep good?
Me: Did you have any dreams?
Me: What did you dream about?
MH: I dunno.
Me: Did you dream about butterflies?
Me: Did you dream about unicorns?
Me: Did you dream about Larry Bird winning the 3 point shooting contest?
Me: Did you dream about the episode of The Cosby Show when Theo got his ear pierced?
Me: Did you dream about how Ronald Reagan whooped poor Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election?
Me: Did you dream about Social Security being available to you when you retire someday?
Me: Did you dream about teflon?
This conversation went on a little longer, but you get the idea. She really didn’t dream any of those things; she was just saying yes to any idea that I put out there.
It seems like this same kind of thing sometimes happens to my dreams, too. Occasionally I lose sight of my dreams. The goals that excite my heart get lost in the craziness of my life.
While being unsure of my dreams I hear the dreams of others and think that their dreams might be my dreams. My mind starts racing and everything I think of seems like a good idea.
Pretty soon I am mentally saying “yesh” to every possible dream that I can imagine. And when I say “yes” to every dream I am essentially saying “no” to all of them.
The dreams that drive us are too important for us to lose in the midst of our often chaotic lives. If you have a dream, hold on to it. I you are unsure of what your dream is, search for it.
Dreams are essential if we are to reach our full potential.
What’s the weirdest nighttime dream you’ve ever had (that you can share on a PG blog)?
Do you have a dream that drives you?