Remember Your Dream

A few days ago I read online about someone’s dream coming true. I honestly don’t remember who or what it was exactly – just that something exciting had happened. The point is, someone (who I don’t know in real life) shared exciting news, someone’s dream was becoming a reality. I should’ve been happy for them. I should’ve immediately thought, “Wow, that is so great. I’m glad they are seeing good things happen with their dream.”

Instead…I felt jealous. My immediate, gut reaction was jealousy. What is wrong with me?!

I was honestly surprised by my reaction and promptly rebuked myself. As I thought about it, I realized their dream isn’t my dream. It’s not like we were in a competition for one dream and they got to it first. There’s plenty of dreams to go around. The good things happening to them are not things that I even want to happen to me. I’m free to be happy for them without feeling like I’m missing out.

I just needed to remember my dream.

I’m one of the lucky few who gets to live out my dream every day – or most of my dream anyway. I get to be home with my child rather than working 8 hours a day (thanks to my hard-working husband!). I get to write and read and organize stuff. Dream. Come. True.

I don’t have a full-time chef…yet. Some dreams are still just dreams.

I am so thankful for the day to day. I don’t want to take it for granted. I don’t want to forget my dream and feel jealous of someone else’s. I want to know my dream and be thankful for the privilege of actually living it out.

How do you live your dream? What’s something you get to do every day that’s part of your dream?


3 responses to “Remember Your Dream

  1. Laura McClellan April 13, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I’m thankful my job doesn’t consume my life so I’m able to have time to write for my blog and other little side projects. 🙂 Thanks for this post today! It’s hard sometimes not to be jealous–totally get that.

  2. tammyhelfrich April 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Love this honest post. I feel like thus sometimes too. I am thankful for realizing that I can contribute to my dream while still working full time, and it helps me fuel my dream.

  3. Chrystal April 14, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Thanks ladies – good to know I’m not alone. 🙂

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