Dreams


What is a dream.

1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
2. A daydream; a reverie.
3. A state of abstraction; a trance: wandering around in a dream.
4. A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration: a dream of owning their own business.
5. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope: He knew that playing for a professional team was only a dream.
6. Informal One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful: Her boyfriend is a dream.
Do you dream? What do you dream about? I know for myself, I have dreams, a few of them. I would love to be an inspirational speaker for MSA. I would like to try writing the song words to a tune someone has.
But. if we dream, do we do just that; or do we act upon the thoughts. Who puts those dreams in our head? Some of you may say, yourself, others may state that God places it there.
Since my brother has passed I have been in a big limbo. I have been stuck in the past. My brain knows I need to move on, but my body doesn’t follow. I am somewhere in the middle.
I have opened my mind, let some light in and now have the dreams that I mentioned. What next? This is where I am stuck at in the moment.
I live in a small town. I have contacted a few newspapers in my area about my photography. I have tried spreading my name around in Facebook and even put together a page about MSA and let others know I am willing to travel to them to speak about MSA through a caregiver’s eyes.
I have had some photos put in our tiny newspaper. I have even introduced myself to the local paper company.
I am working at it; but I also feel stuck. How do I know these dreams of mine are real? Are they actually fantasy dreams? Is this something I can do?
I can’t sit around here waiting for my money to run out. I need a job. I guess in a way I am selfish now that I am almost sixty-one. I don’t want to try to take care of sick people any longer. I don’t want a job where I can be replaced at a tip of the hat. I want to be doing something for God, but yet finding peace within what I am doing.
This sounds pretty darn selfish doesn’t it? I should be thinking that any job that puts food on the table should be good enough for me. After all, who do I think I am? When I have these type of thoughts, I back off.
I remember my parents words about not acting like I am something I am not. My father’s famous words when I was little was, Children should be seen and not heard. Why can’t I be heard now that I am a grown-up? Why can’t I be noticed?
Hasn’t God given each of us a talent? My daughter tells me when ever we talk about this topic that my talent is in talking. I do admit she makes a good point.
I was the one in college that loved to get up first and talk about my speech in Public Speaking class. My grandmother used to tell me when I was five years old that I was a chatter box. She stated I never shut-up. So is this one of my talents; speaking?
So why can’t I find a way to use it? I have been suffering this weekend from mild depression. I have looked at everything in the negative. I have noticed how old I am. Too old to start something new. I don’t know anyone here. This town isn’t big enough for me. No one is really interested in MSA or my photographs.
Wow, I finally got down so bad that I was noticing every single ache and pain I was having. Eating was difficult to do, cooking was even worse. I felt ill inside.
My friend told me to listen to Joyce Meyers. Usually I do what she ask of me, and this was no different.
The topic I picked was Follow Your Dreams. She said we all need to dream. She said it was hard sometimes to make dreams happen. I agree with this.
So here I sit, a little more uplifted than earlier; but still don’t know what to do or where to go next. I wish God would tap me over the head and turn my head in the direction I need to head towards.
I know I have a dream, but now what.

17 thoughts on “Dreams

  1. Hi Terry, I have thinking about you since I read your last post on lost.. I think we need to dream but we can also get stuck in the dream and not venture forward. I have a lot of experience with that. It is like sitting on the fence and watching the world go by but not participating. We have to jump off that fence and get going. God gives us the tools but we have to use them. I am talking to myself right now..cause I have procrastinated away many years of my life by not accomplishing what I want to do, what I was meant to do..Look for avenues to use your skills. Maybe do some volunteer work something that would fulfilling or something fun and lighthearted.. Or learn something new.. a craft or skill, something that you have wanted to learn for a long time..

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  2. Young Lady, Wow! I am not speechless. I am in awe of this post. I could write a book about the thoughts and feelings shared in this post because of my life experiences. I too, am a chatterbox from birth. You must accept that it is our inheritance. 🙂
    Let me see if I can cut this down to a few sentences instead of a book. Here is your tap on the head.
    Use Abraham and Sarah as your guide. When God is ready to plant a seed within you, it will be in His time. He will make a way for your needs to be met. TRUST. I believe that He is speaking to you in your dreams, however my dear, you seem to not be STILL and know that it is God.
    Also, Mother Hen has shared some good advice.

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      • Yes ma’am I am. I am also unemployed, praise the Lord. I have battled Leukemia with my son. I’ve gone through a terrible divorce. I’ve had to chew people up and spit them out. I have been in an auto accident recently which leaves be bedridden at times. When I lost my grandmother, the first family death I had experienced and I had just given birth to my daughter 3 months earlier. For 3 whole years, I did not realize that my grandmother was dead because I did not want to let go. At the time I was a stay at home mom with two kids. But, through it all I had not stop giving God the praise. I was angry with Him, and He understood.I came to my senses and did not question the dreams given to me by Him, and I kept the faith in it being His word to me.
        Read this link to see if it gives you some clarity. http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/supernatural/16001-how-can-you-tell-if-your-dream-is-really-from-god

        I would like to add that when prayer and dreams are on one accord, it has been my experience that it is from God. I don’t understand it, but God lets me know when things are not right or is stirring with my 3 grown children, their spouses, and their kids. This is when I truly believe in the verse that God will not put more on you than you can bear. He prepares you for things in dreams (my experience). I hope to write a book about the events surrounding my youngest son’s episode with leukemia. If I never knew God was a spirit and the things we fight against are also evil spirits lurking, I knew then when I went through the trials with my son who was 9 at the time.
        I never cried or felt sorry for self. I did hurt for my son. I know when all my children and grandchildren are hurting before they even tell me what is going on. Sometimes I think that is a curse. As a child, I was fascinated with the book of Job.

        Ok, I did it, I wrote you a book here… LOL
        Just trust in God to guide you and tell you what His desire is for your life. I think that you have to learn to let go of a lot of things, move forward and just breathe. That’s it, take 3 big breaths of breathing in and out, then pray and meditate on God.

        I love you and I am here for you when you need. sheliab997@gmail.com

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  3. now what is the key question my friend. the only difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline. so first i think you have to say very clearly to yourself what is the ultimate goal here? is it just speaking? is it your photography? what do you want to get out of these? then move on to ideas to make the next step, do you need an agent for your speaking? are there places you can speak and build up a resume of sorts? maybe approach the local hospital and let them know you want to do a presentation. let them know you have experience to back up your offer. you need to put together a presentation to show potential clients what you would offer to their audience.

    there are so many exciting opportunities out there and sometimes we are the ones who have to make them happen. would a job that just pays the bills be acceptable if you had these other outlets?

    i am so excited for you and all the endless opportunities for someone with all your talent.

    sending love and hugs to you my friend, you can make your dreams come true. i believe in you!

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    • An agent would be so awesome, but who does that for very little, when just starting out. Maybe I can help myself on my FB page by putting my experience on there, but how do I get it outside of FB. Contacting the hospital is a good idea, so I guess I need to have that snapshot put together. I will work on that. You help me so much, you have no idea. Usually I can’t think of the ideas but can put it together once I do, but this time I feel stuck, so a big hug comes your way

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      • it would be great to think i have helped you in some way. as far as agents go they usually don’t charge a fee in the beginning. they chard a percentage of your fees. so it is an incentive for them to get you speaking gigs or represent your book that could become a best seller and they would make a lot of money:)

        love and hugs to you my friend, you can do this and i believe in you!

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      • Thank you for that piece of information. I will try to look for one. Big hugs, and you always help me, you just don’t always realize it.!!!!

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