There is the occasional time when discouragement slithers in under the guise of common sense, and hisses, “Sorry babe, it ain’t ever gonna happen!”
Such a weight of deflated dreams descended on me for no particular reason last week, right in the middle of grocery day. Feeling grim and bereft, I tossed items into a supermarket cart, and wandered around until I found myself looking at this enormous fabric creature perched on a stack of plastic storage bins –
It didn’t belong where I found it. Someone had set it down there, just in time for me and my mood. The red heart and goofy smile felt like a love letter of reassurance. My spirits rose. Cart and I continued on and rounded a corner. The caption on an outsize shirt shouted –
The load of doubt dissolved and I smiled in spite of myself. How could I help it when the very space around me seemed to conspire in my favour? [My friend, Rosalyne, calls this phenomenon Universal Synchronicity.)
It’s amazing how a single special moment can
My mum used to say,
Look at this –
Never too old …
I wouldn’t be able to bear it.
I took this picture last week –
, chuckling at memories of a friend who once told me her family tree was composed entirely of fruits and nuts! I grinned and remembered a recent moment at the bulk food store, when I unintentionally eavesdropped on a brief conversation.
“Could you tell me where the hazelnuts are?” a man asked.
, sir. In the nut aisle,” the assistant replied.
My mind boggled as I began to visualize the faces I’d find on the shelves of the nut aisle.
Pretty much anyone who thinks
, I suppose, and that would include me, for sure!
There are three kinds of people in this world –
(3) The dream-killer
- The dreamer – that’s you (if you’re a nut!)
- The non-dreamer – the one who regrets his inability to dream big crazy dreams, and might enjoy living vicariously through you
- The dream-killer — the practical, down-to-earth sort of person who feels duty-bound to tell you that it’s time to grow up and stop wasting your time.
and believes in the dream.
Dear fellow nut, do you know you have a
, but big or small
A toast to all the dreaming nuts (and fruits) out there –