Archive for September, 2013

The nation marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, which I read in its entirety the morning of the anniversary. Those famous and moving words of his have echoed through all these years. Today, however, my thoughts about his dream meandered to another famous ‘dream’ quote by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

I remember quite a few years ago when my husband and I were in a little shop in Gloucester, MA, I envisioned owning a little shop one day – and I actually felt my dream that day.  Before I had opened Whispering Hoop, I worked at a forklift company in the DC area for 14-years.  Towards the end of my tenure there, I knew it was time for me to move on. When the company stated their plans of relocating to a facility further north, I knew this was my opportunity for change. That is when I started planning the store. I had been dreaming about creating a safe place in southern MD to assist people on their path.  It all started with feeling that dream, then making it happen.  When I left the forklift company, a friend gave me a little tile that held Walt Disney’s dream quote.

Everyone has dreams; it gives life deeper meaning, sparking passions. Pursuing our dreams empowers us, lending us strength to overcome other challenges, and they inspire us. Dreams can be small or big, they can even seem impossible. And they can give us hope. But by putting one foot in front of the other you can step your way into your dreams.

I hope September is a wonderful month for you. For me it represents the eve of autumn, is the birthday month of my beloved sister, and I will be going down to Florida to see my best friend and son at the end of the month. For what ever you have going on this month, my hope for you is to dream from your heart.


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