Friday, February 11, 2011

Dream a Little Dream with Me

Despite my deep love of sixties music -- I'm often in the midst of listening to the Beach Boys these days -- this post is not about one of my favorite songs by the Mamas and the Papas. I've been thinking a lot about my dreams. In some ways it seems almost odd to have lots of unfulfilled dreams at sixty. Half of me says that dreams don't come true at sixty. Things haven't happened so far and it's just too late for my dreams to come true now.

But the Buttercup half of me says that I am not to be ridiculous. Dreams can certainly come true and they will. It will take the same hard work it always took to fulfill a dream and age isn't a variable. So leaning to the Buttercup half I am dreaming. I think in the daily routine it's easy to lose sight of dreams and forget that the only way to make dreams come true is to spend time dreaming and thinking of the things that bless your heart, and then making the effort needed to fulfill your dreams.

A few of my dreams...A month in Italy is down the road for a spring not too far away. A month in England and Scotland is also down the road...maybe for fall, 2012.

The dream that keeps coming back to me is to publish a mystery novel. In an effort to turn this dream into a reality I'll be posting my progress each month. Stay tuned for monthly updates titled. "Mystery Dreams." Writing is a solitary process, but the happiness of dreaming is sharing the dream, both as we work to accomplish it and with its fruition.  Dear friends, please dream a little dream with me.

As ever, I'm happy it's the weekend. I'm hosting my bible study group tomorrow afternoon and then having a very relaxed weekend. Grocery, laundry and the fun of blog visiting are on the agenda.

Sweet dreams and wishes for a great weekend!


Lynda said...

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." Proverbs 29:18a
Whether you accomplish the entire dream(s) or not, you will be dissatisfied or disappointed if you do not attempt it. What are the guidelines for that?- - - Post your long-range goal and then break it down into smaller and smaller increments to the point you say, "What can I do this day - week - - month - - - to get me closer to fulfilling that dream" (But at the same time, don't put off living and enjoying each day until you get there.)
I know that 60 thing - - - I think, "How did it get here so fast?" and "Lord, am I going to accomplish everything running through my brain to do?"
Have fun!!!

West Side of Straight said...

Great to dream, and even greater to realize those dreams do and can come true. What great dreams of travel. We also love our 60's music, and have our old turn table and records in the kitchen-getting them out every once in awhile. Kids think we nuts and goofy when we do! lol Have a great weekend. jo

LDH said...

I'm dream right there along side of you, Buttercup! A Mystery novel... so exciting. Looking forward to hearing the updates of your progress.

ps what are your studying in your Bible study?

Kathleen said...

Have a great weekend, Buttercup. I am dreaming of temps above 40, not yet, but coming I hear.
I ♥ 60's music! Got down on my knees and began to pray...California Dreaming on a winter's day! :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We all must dream a little for sure... You are doing well with yours and I see no reason why not dream some more. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mevely317 said...

Me, too! I like dreamin' (pardon my channeling Kenny Nolan!)
I'm a huge fan of mysteries ... can't wait for your updates ... and the day I can come stand in line at your book signing. Yea!

Country Dreaming said...

Have a peaceful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Your dreams sound wonderful...the trips and oh, the mystery novel! Can't wait to hear more. I spent many lovely afternoons reading mysteries to my late mother (who was blind). We both loved them.
Enjoy your weekend. Happy Valentine's.

Sybil said...

Looking forward to reading all your dreams as they come to they will...
much Love Sybil x