I live in two worlds. One is the real world, the place where reality must be faced.
We all live there. That place where the mortgage and insurance premiums must be paid.
As an adult one has certain responsibilities and we face them head on whether we want
to or not. It's the bargain we face to be independent and live the life we choose.
I am thankful that we have never had to face an obstacle we could not overcome
and to be quite frank, we have faced some very big ones. But life should be
more than just fulfilling the obligations.
Suppose you had an "in basket" for your life sitting on your desk.
That in basket would contain room for one's typical obligations but
that basket would also have room for hopes and dreams. The requirement
would be that during your lifetime you must get through that entire
"in basket". Nothing must be overlooked.
How deep would your stack of hopes and dreams be?
If you were going through that "in basket" today, keeping
in mind you must be forging through that stack on a
daily basis, what could you remove from that stack and
say to yourself ~ "I've done it"?
What have you done this past week that brought you
one step closer to checking off the hopes and dreams
in that basket?
Those hopes and dreams should be just for you alone.
Remember, no obligations in that stack, those have
already been met. Only your very own dreams that don't
need to impress anyone but yourself. Maybe it is
travel. Perhaps some artistic endeavor. It really does
not matter what it is, just that it is important to you.
As responsible adults we tend to forge through the
obligations and often we are too tired to focus on our
hopes and dreams. Life happens, we get consumed in it.
I am suggesting that we spend a bit of time focusing on
the obligation to one's self to grow and explore and take
the time to fulfill those dreams whatever they may be.
I love the following quote from Picasso ~
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to
remain an artist once he grows up.
I have a long list of hopes and dreams. I better get
busy on my own "in basket".
It's Friday! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley