by Skip Cohen
I've been MIA on Sunday Morning Reflections for the last couple of Sundays. The challenge was nothing major, just life getting in the way. I suppose it's good to be so busy your regular routine gets interrupted. On the other hand, SMR has always been a labor of love, and as I sat here trying to get started this morning, I started thinking about my dreams and aspirations.
There's something that happens to your dreams as you get older - you become more selective. It's a lifeboat drill to see which dreams are still on point and those that need to be retired. While this might sound a little sad, it's not because your dreams aren't achievable, they just become more in focus. It's like pruning the roses I'm trying to grow - cutting back old growth creates the energy and path for new flowers.
And here's my point - stay focused on your dreams. Modify them as needed, but don't let them go. Nothing is unachievable. It's just the timing that changes. Patience becomes a more significant resource, and those dreams that are still out of reach become more defined. The longer you keep them in focus, the more alternative routes you'll find to get there.
So, I'll continue to live by my mantra...
I do it because I can.
I can because I want to.
I want to because you told me I couldn't!
Wishing you a day ahead that allows you time to focus on a dream or two. Go for those eleven-second hugs I've always written about with the people who mean the most to you. They're the ones who will help you achieve your dreams.
Happy Sunday...or Monday on the other side of the world.
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