Monday, January 24, 2011
Living your dream
Beware of what you wish for, goes the saying, you just might get it. Why such pessimism, don't we all want to live our dreams? Dreaming is pleasant and easy but to actually make this dream a reality is something completely different. Many people are afraid to live their dreams for that reason, they are afraid that their wishes might come true. Living a dream requires work, courage and perseverance. It often requires sacrifice and patience. Living your dream might sometimes leave one lonely and vulnerable, it might make one different. But, hey, you get to live your dream, TO LIVE YOUR DREAM. And chances are that those dreams that speak to the very core of one's being are really what one is here in this world for. How can one then relinquish that? It would be to forfeit one's very raison d'etre. We all have our dreams, big and small. Our dreams grow and change with us as we grow and change. And with G-d's help, when we overcome our fears and inertia, dreams really do come true. So keep on dreaming, dreaming big and live your dreams, that's the best reality one can get. So why am I writing this here? What does this have to do with jewish parenting? Because modeling is a very effective educational tool. And our children seeing us living our dreams, will assume that it is normal to do so, and live their own.