I’ve always been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream speech. I thought about his speech a lot this fall because of my current work-in-progress and because of the November elections.
One thing I take away from Dr. King’s speech (and certainly not the only point I ponder) is that having dreams for the future is a choice. Hope is a choice.
It’s easy to turn on the evening news and feel depressed with financial uncertainty and lay-off worries, but we can choose to have hope.
This November, I find myself wanting to encourage others to press on and to believe they can reach their goals.
Do you have dreams? Ever doubt you’ll achieve them?
1. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
2. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
3. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Lanston Hughes
4. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery
5. There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo
6. You see things and say, 'Why?’, but I dream things and say, 'Why not? George Bernard Shaw
7. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck
8. Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller
9. If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
10. Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. Sue Atchley Ebaugh
11. There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
12. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
13. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
What are some of your dreams? What inspires you? Please share.
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