I Hope You Dare to Dream

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days until they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. ~ Woodrow Wilson

On Saturday evening I got an opportunity to volunteer some of my free time to help raise funds for The Reach For A Dream Foundation, an organisation that helps realise children’s dreams.  These children, between the ages of 3 and 18 have life threatening illnesses and having their dreams realised helps bring hope, joy and healing to these children and their families and gives them the strength to continue to fight these life-threatening illnesses such as muscular dystrophy, cancer, cystic fibrosis, leukemia and renal failure to name just a few.

I have been very blessed to be apart of this organisation over the last year in helping these dreams come true for these beautiful children and there is nothing that beats that smile that breaks out on a childs face when they realise their dreams are coming true and for a day their lives are filled with magical things that dreams are made of…

As we raised funds we also got to ask people to write down their dreams and pin them up on a dream wall. I really loved this part because as I am sure most of you have come to know over the last year as I shared my life on my blog, I love to dream. I love to dream big and wild and as expansive as I can.  So today I am sharing with you some dreams of people, people just like you and me…

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
~ Louisa May Alcott

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman

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Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. ~ Wilferd Peterson

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There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, How good or how bad am I? That’s where courage comes in. ~ Erma Louise Bombeck

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Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. ~ Wilma Rudolph

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Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. ~ Napoleon Hill

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All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. ~ T.E. Lawrence

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  ~Harriet Tubman

Over the course of the evening, I read the dreams already up on the wall and the dreams that people were sharing with us.  I smiled hugely as I came across two dreams people had pinned up on the wall before I got there. They were “Hot air balloon over the Serengeti” and “Climb Kilimanjaro”.  I smiled to myself as I realised these were my dreams too and just last year I got to see both of them come true! You see it doesn’t matter how big or small your dream is, what is important is just that you dream. For everything I have been blessed enough to do, I always started out with the dream not knowing how I was going to achieve it or where the money to do it was going to come from. But that is what I learnt. All you have to do is dream of the end result. Believe it with every fibre of your being and put it out there to the universe.  Think about, write it down, envision it. Feel what it feels like to be in that moment. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I envisioned standing on top of Kilimanjaro feeling every feeling I imaged possible as to what it must feel like to reach the top. For you see you don’t have to worry yourself with the finer little details of how, just believe that it is possible,  for the universe will conspire in every way to bring that dream to fruition ~ all you have to do is believe.

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we have learned as we have moved toward that dream. ~ Paulo Coelho

What are your dreams?

Envision them.

Feel them.

Don’t be afraid to dream.

Dust off your wildest ones.

Believe in them.

Nurture them.

I hope you dare to dream.

~ All Photos By Me ~

~ All Dreams By Someone Just Like You and Me ~

~ Go Forth and Dream ~

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