Never Laugh….Dreams Come True
I cleaned up my office study the other day. I do this every few years whether it needs it or not. I ran across a small slip of paper that looked like a fortune cookie. Someone gave it to me me years ago as a note of encouragement. It was from back when I first started on my book.
The message read, “Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.”
I smiled and recalled that day. It was from a pal of mine who has a saying I love. “A true friend is never jealous or envious.” This buddy of mine is a very successful man. All through all the ups and downs of life he has always encouraged me, and hoped I’d see the best life has to offer. I’ve done the same with him. If my book is well received he’ll be just as happy as it it’d been him, and if his business were to grow in this tough economy nothing would thrill me more.
My wife and children have always supported my every dream and I have theirs too. Over the years when I straighten up my study, I’ll find messages from my wife cheering me on, or scribbled notes from my children from the hard days when I started my medical practice. “You can do it, Dad,’ from my boy. Or “I love you, Daddy” from my daughter, complete with a stick drawing of a little girl with glitter sparkles in her hair. My dream was to live a life of grace and dignity and they made it possible. They never laughed at my dreams, but did their best to help make them come true. I hope I did as well by them.
As I close in on publication of my book, I want to thank all you guys. You never laughed at my dreams, and I love my readers for it. I hope someday my wife and I will meet you at one of my book store gigs, and play you a song and share some stories. You listened to my dreams, and as a writer it kept me going.
I want to hear your dreams too, and I hope you will share them with me. After all, as my buddy says, “true friends are never jealous or envious,” and I pray you’ll see all your dreams come true too.
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