I think that everyone has at least one dream. I am not talking about going to sleep at night and dreaming. I am talking about those that we formulate when we are awake and that fuel our passions.
Some of our dreams can make us very determined. An example of that would be the child who dreams of being an actress, an astronaut, a doctor or a lawyer. The dream of their childhood turns into a goal that they work and work to attain. Keeping the dream in the forefront of their mind is what drives them to work when others would give up.
Some dreams can be a bit more fantastic. Winning the lottery, having Prince (or Princess) Charming come along and sweep you off your feet, things like that where you have no control over the real outcome but BOY are they enjoyable to dream about.
What these things all have in common is that dreams have the power to take us out of our here and now and take us to a place that we see as better. We can stop thinking about bills and our health and our jobs and all of the day to day stresses in our lives and imagine that we are in a different place and time.
There is a quote that says "Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.”
I like that quote. I believe that our dreams are a very special form of inspiration that can never be taken away unless we allow them to be. They are personal and if we hold them in our hearts- our destiny can indeed be somewhere on that path. I am thankful that I have a vivid enough imagination that I still have my dreams and though they have evolved along with me- they are there to be savored and enjoyed when ever I like until such time as I attain them.