When in your life do you finally get to decide that you are happy just the way you are? This morning I was shoveling chocolate in to my face and happened to notice that inside the tiny wrapper was a message, I had no idea. For some outlandish reason I read the message and was quite curious why in the world the candy maker chose to write ” Make a list of your dreams” inside.
My first thought was quite crude, but had something to do with the fact that “I’m a little chunky and here you are wanting to make my dreams come true? Who the blankety-blank do you think you are that you have any idea what I dream about.” Then as I shamefully hid the rest of the candy in my desk drawer and went back to work did I really start to think on it.
In passing I asked a few of my co-workers what they would write, of course I got the normal response. I want to be…rich, skinny, married to Brad Pitt, ya know that sort of thing. But not one person I asked today wanted something for anyone else.
This made me really think it threw and so I decided to really put it to the test…what would I put down? Of course back to the rich, skinny, blah, blah, blah, but I also wanted to add publishing a book and having children and living happy and healthy. And what about my family and friends? I want them to happy as well and I want world peace and the global warming to stop and…well then I just sounded like I was up for Miss America or running for public office.
I really had to stop and think about this, but I ultimately decided that dreams are just what we make them. If we set goals to reach dreams that are obtainable, we don’t need to live a life that we need to dream about. We will be living it!