Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dare to Be

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Someone shared the following thoughts with me. I wanted to share with you.

"I can't identify when, but I know it happened.

At some point, I stopped thinking about how I'd do all these things know, after I had the perfect life...I stopped pining away for the future, or the better life I thought I didn't have. And instead I began doing things, little things, that I thought the perfect life would include.

And now I have more of my perfect life than I ever did before. It feels good-empowering and affirming."

Allyn Evans
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I am giving this to my husband who is suffering from depression. It is a perfect antidote to much of what we misinerpret in the world.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's right - don't wait for tomorrow! And never wait for perfect circumstances, because they just won't happen.

L. Diane Wolfe

Anonymous said...

One way to take that leap (from waiting until life/situations are perfect to actually doing the little things) is to expect discomfort in new situations,and be willing to sit with the discomfort. And allow yourself to stop and slow down and breathe through it when it becomes too much or too scary (rather than run away from it). And trust that each step will give you the information/knowledge/lesson to take the next one. Or something like that.

Barbara Techel said...

Absolutely loved this! Thank you, Allyn for sharing.
~Barbara Techel
Author (and mom) of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog

Beth Blair said...

It sure has taken me a long time to "get this" - thank goodness I have, and it's certainly nice to get a reminder!

Prill Boyle said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom! As the saying goes, "There's no time like the present." (I love the layers of meaning in that simple phrase.)

Angela Breidenbach said...

I so agree with you. You have to work on your dreams every day. There is no "someday" that will ever work.
Thank you for your post.