Practical Power of a Well-Founded Dream
You've got a package, my husband calls up the stairs.
Leave it there. I'll look at it later, I call back. Saturday is writing day, and it takes a lot to extricate me from my writing-room, my precious solitude.
When I finally go downstairs to prepare lunch, I'm excited by the name on the return address. Elizabeth Weller, newfound blogging photographer friend, generous sharer of art and thought. I'd recently noticed that Elizabeth has an Etsy Store and had ordered some of her greeting cards. Ah! They arrived.
Upon opening the package, I'm struck by the care she's taken. Each set of cards is individually wrapped, with an extra gift of photographic love tucked beneath each yarn tie. Why, she even penned me a lovely note, saying, I thought I'd send along this photo, having read that your next book is on *place*...
This is sweetness, pure and simple. If Elizabeth's dream is to share her art with the world, she is well on her way to doing so and finding some champions for her cause. Who wouldn't want to promote a woman of such artistry and care?
Suddenly, I think of Bill Strickland's words in chapter four of Make the Impossible Possible. He says, Trust your passion, identify your dreams, and find the courage to share them with others, no matter how many times they call you a fool. If your vision has merit, no matter how impossible it may seem, someone will recognize it and help you make it come true. That's the practical power of a well-founded dream.
Strickland is not talking auto-success, or even saying that all dreams will come true. But he is saying that someone like Elizabeth might just find her place in the world if she has the courage and generosity to share a well-founded dream.
Greeting Card photos by L.L. Barkat. Greeting cards by Elizabeth O. Weller
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