So what is your paradise? I think most people think paradise is a beautiful lush island somewhere they do not have to work and everything is served to them at their whim. But I also have friends who’s paradise is a snow covered field in the middle of winter. And a few who think being downtown New York City is paradise. The point is, there probably is no paradise on earth. If you are on that island if someone is going to serve you that means you aren’t alone and where there are people, there will be problems. So, paradise is only what we create in our minds. It’s a nice place to visit, dream of and reach for but it will probably never be real. That’s why it’s a fool’s paradise.
How to celebrate – Dream up what paradise means to you. Go there when things get rough. Let every fool have their own paradise.
Most of us spend our lives playing it safe. We don’t want to lose what we have even if it means we might end up with something better, for the fear of ending up with something worse. I am as guilty of this as anyone. So many things often seem just out of reach and just a slight bit of extra effort might put them in hand. Today is the day to go for the gold, whatever that gold might be for you. The only thing is, make sure you really want what you are reaching for, because you might actually get it!
How to celebrate – Take a chance on yourself today. Make a list of your goals. Make sure you goals are obtainable and not something beyond what anyone can reach.
We all have dreams, even those who have answered their dreams just create more. Some dreams are way out of our reach, at least on a temporary basis. For example, if you dream of being a doctor you can’t just make yourself one (although there are those that do – think…Catch me if you Can…the Great Imposter). You have to take steps to get there. Get good grades in elementary school, study the human body, go to medical school, and so on. So maybe start with smaller dreams, obtainable ones before taking that giant leap. You can be whatever you want to be, just not all at once.
How to celebrate – Start your journey today. Look before you leap. Help others reach their dreams.
As we go through our lives a lot of our dreams seem to fall by the wayside. That is sad because what we live for is our dreams, that is why, in my humble opinion, so many people go through life getting more and more angry as their lives progress.
I have to admit I fall into this same pattern as nearly everyone else. I find my dreams slipping further and further away until they get to the point where I can barely see them anymore. But normally there is a good friend, family member or even a stranger that comes along and reminds me of my dreams and help me go back in search of them.
Well today is the day to start making your dreams come true. They may be baby steps but that doesn’t matter, it’s the fact that you are moving towards them instead of away from them. Now we aren’t talking dreams here like I will be King of the world, they have to be at least a little realistic, something that effort, luck and timing can make happen.
So enjoy your life, reach for the stars you hold over your reach and take the first step in making them come true. Then every day take another step, and another step and another step. You may or not get there, but half of winning is trying.
How to celebrate – Write down your dream and leave it where you can see it clearly every day. Make sure your dream is something a human can reach. Alter your dream when you have the chance to make them more attainable.