Indulge me for a moment. Try to remember when you were six or seven. Do you remember where you lived? Who was your first real friend and what was your favorite toy? What did you dream about when you were all alone? Did you dream about flying like superman, being a major league baseball player or being a dancer, a singer or an actor? How free and amazing was your imagination, your innocence, your ability to imagine that anything could be possible? Think about these questions for a moment before you continue reading.
Fast forward to your early teenage years when you were thirteen or fourteen. Who were your friends then and who did you admire, respect and love? Did you live in the same home? Were your amazing dreams still the same and was anything still possible? Did you think of the future and what you would be and what you would have someday?
Now, come back to the present. Are those friends still around? Have you moved? Who do you love and respect today? Has life been good to you or has life treated you unkindly? Most importantly, are those dreams, those amazing dreams of anything being possible, still somewhere in your soul, in your heart and on your mind or have you buried them away never to be found again? Today, do you believe that anything is still possible?
Unfortunately, as we get older many of us forget to dream, to question and to believe in possibilities. Sadly, some individuals live everyday breathing, walking ---waiting to die. Others search for a purpose, adventure and the courage to chase a dream.
I want you to think and think deeply before you answer my final questions. What will you leave on this earth when your feet no longer touch the sand, the grass or the busy streets? Everyday when you awake and take that first conscious breath, do you know what you live for? Is your path and your goal clear in your mind? The most important question is do you still dream?
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The child in me still believes that anything is possible. All I need is purpose, courage, passion for life and love. :)