Today I am linking in to Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘ready’.

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A Dismissed Dream

Dreams, I’ve had many. Some far-fetched. Some crazy. There have been dreams I let go off within minutes. Some have stayed with me for years, coming to my mind now and then. For years, I pursued one dream at the cost of everything else. Some might say I paid too high a price for that dream. Too much pain along the way. Too much heartache. But the dream did come true. I know much of who I am today is because of that pain, that heartache. And there’s not a day I regret giving it my all.

But there have been dreams that I’ve dismissed – thinking they were not meant for me. One dismissed dream came back to me. The dream to write. To express myself. A dream to write my heart out. To allow my words to make a difference, just as the words of others had done that to me.

That dream waited for me. The dream to write returned when I was READY. Ready to commit. Ready to be authentic. Ready to give it space.

I continue to write. I am committed to writing every day. I am willing, I am eager, I am ready!

Ah, but never underestimate the power of a dismissed dream. I think there must be a place inside of us where dreams go and wait their turn. ~ Sue Monk Kidd

a dream dismissed

Have you dismissed some dreams? If so, are you ready to give them a chance now?