Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.'

That's really a very hopeful, powerful statement if you think about it.  The problem is, though, how many of us really believe in the beauty of our dreams?

Most times, folks think that their dreams are out of reach, not attainable, what my mom used to say 'pipe dreams'.

It's a sad commentary on how we value those who chose to follow their dreams rather than be 'sensible' and 'practical'. 

There's a commercial that has a couple being waited on by a young aspiring artist.  The question from one of the couples is...'That's nice but how will you support yourself?'

It's a laugh line, but doesn't it also reflect the cultural attitude...be practical...keep your dreams but focus on your practical side.

I think we need to readjust our value system.  And I think that this will happen.  In case you haven't noticed, the younger generation doesn't really focus on accumulating 'things'.  Their attitude toward work has flipped also.

Older generations lived to work.  Younger generations work to live.  Think about it.  Living, valuing your life rather than your work.  Isn't that a more healthy attitude?

We older folk have a lot to learn from the younger folk.  We also need to learn from our own mistakes.  How much do we really need to be content. 

Look at all the simplicity blogs, the blogs aimed at getting rid of your clutter.  Basically, finding value in living rather than in owning.  I love the phrase 'Do you own your things or do your things own you?'

Well, it's food for thought.  Spend a few minutes thinking about the beauty of your own dreams.  And if you want, follow them...

Talk with you tomorrow...