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A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: What’s Your Dream?

By Donna Linn, Healthy Planet Columnist

It’s only natural to dream about how we’d like to spend our time, and what we’d like to accomplish. Common fantasies include starting a business, embarking on a new adventure, and winning the lottery. No dream is too big or too small to pursue. Pursuing our dreams gives us added hope and a beautiful reason to wake up in the morning. Dreams put a smile on our face and a spring in our step.

Keeping our dreams alive is crucial. Dreaming about what we’d like to accomplish in five, or even ten years from now is motivating and inspirational. Our fantasies can also provide a healthy distraction from reality, such as a boring, unfulfilling job, or a stressful situation with which we’re dealing. Who knows where our dreams could lead us?

My childhood dreams propelled me to another planet. Perhaps that’s why I landed in Hollywood, the dream capital of the world, where dreaming is all in a day’s work. Children are often told to stop dreaming and pay attention. I paid attention to my dreams. I’m glad I did. My dreams began by listening to the big, booming voices of the disc jockeys on local radio. Being on the radio was a major ambition of mine that I fulfilled for many years. Do you remember your childhood dreams?

Every idea starts with a dream that originates in our heart. When we wish for something, we pour our energy out into the universe. I believe all dreams come true in their due time. We’re never too old to create a new business, finish that college degree, or start a new relationship. People launch new projects well into their 70s and 80s. Even well-accomplished people who have been successful with making their dreams come true continue pursuing their dreams. Consider prolific producer and dream weaver Norman Lear, who at 100 years old, has no plans of slowing down. He continues to write, produce, and pitch his projects.

Connecting with what your true self wants is well worth it. When you follow your dream, you encourage others to do the same.

Never regret what you didn’t do. Are you pursuing your dream?

Donna Linn, M.A is a communication specialist, educator, and interviewer. Contact Donna at Showmetalkradio@gmail.com.