Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 20: Dreaming

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."~Walt Disney

I think it is fascinating how things turn and tip suddenly. I was feeling so serious and so single-minded about my 37 Day Challenge. I had a procedure and I had an outcome that I was expecting on a daily basis. That single-mindedness (closed mindedness?) limited me to a certain kind of thinking - that the qualities I respect in someone were only noble and difficult to attain.


When I got distracted (by a quote, a thought, someone laughing), I started to look around me and see other qualities I was overlooking in my serious endeavor. Laughter. Joy. Dreaming. Suddenly, those ideas are flowing in my direction - from the multiple exposures to Susan Boyle singing on "Britain's Got Talent" on The Metaphorical Magpie and 37Days to the appearance of quotes from Disney, a delivery of a stuffed Bernard from "Where the Wild Things Are".

Right now, I'm dreaming of going to NYC this June to see the interpreted performance of "The Lion King", a trip to the beach for a week, a good old-fashioned tear-jerker, a good book, a night out with friends. All attainable. All JOYOUS.

This is a good day. And I even owed taxes and didn't cry. That's a good day.

1 comment:

  1. So true. Expectations are the source of much heartbreak and disappointment. It really sounds like you've reached a turning point, a critical moment in your journey. Onward & upward!

    Too bad about the tax thing....last year when I got audited and had to pay back some tax, I chose to think of it as having had a loan from the gov't during the period of time that I really needed it. Then I just let it go. There's more where that came from. :o)



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