Don’t downgrade your dream
to match your reality.
Upgrade your faith
to match your dreams.
I love this quote.
I loved this curly-qued branch that reached out from a pine tree….
just doin’ its own thing, going out into the world to see the big wide world outside the pine needles.
Perhaps this was its dream.
To be wild and free.
I had to duck to avoid its determination.
Reaching our dreams takes faith
when our path becomes circuitous and twisted
and we veer from the direct path we had in mind
to attain it.
Paris in my 60’s for an extended stay is one of my dreams.
I may stay just outside Paris in the beautiful countryside
and take many day trips into Paris.
I may go for 62 days for my 62nd birthday
rather than 60 days for my 60th
because of plans my children have made.
It’s all good.
Getting there may have a few more
twists and turns,
loops and swoops
than I had anticipated,
But I’m not downgrading the dream.
I’m upgrading my faith.
And life is good in any event, isn’t it?
The best scenario and mind-set
is that our lives are a dream
lived such that they are.