When we were children, we had beautiful dreams, hope and we believed that we could conquer the world. As we become mature, and transition to adulthood, our pure innocent spirit is broken; hope and joy are replaced by doubt and fear. That wild imagination that made everything possible disappear. We still dream, but we tend not to follow our passion anymore. We are more disposed to focus on the unseen wall and walk away from our purpose.
Why not revive that blissful innocence and enjoy life. Remember if you dream about it, you can do it.
Making a dream become reality is such a self-rewarding effort. However, for most, giving up is an easier path. We can easily see the folks who have given up on their dreams; From family members to friends, acquaintances and even strangers. Those failures of others in a way speak to the ones who are still trying: Don’t be one of them!
Well, I keep trying.
Thanks for your feedback Rony,
We give up and stop trying because we lose our purpose and forget that perseverance is what brings our dreams to life. I have come to the realization that my failures can be the building blocks of my success if I take the time to learn from them. If I can lit the fire in one person to revive his or her dreams that will bring fulfillment to my own life and will make me do more for others. We have to keep trying until we reach our ultimate goal.
Beautiful blog, Sis…Congratulations! Continue to be an inspiration to others. Bravo!
Sheila, thanks for visiting the blog. We are on a mission on this earth to inspire and lift each other. If my blog can bring hope to one person, or make someone smile, then my efforts will be rewarded. Marjie
I wish I could still see the world through the eyes full of wonder of children. Sadly what you say is very true, somehow we give up on our dreams while growing up, regardless, if we should try to make our dreams come true!
Cynthia, thanks for your feedback. It is very important to dreams, believe, and act upon making our dreams come true.
Life does have a way of taking that wide-eyed wonder and innocence away from us as we grow into adults. I think it is so important to rise above that though and continue to dream and work towards fulfilling our dreams. Living life with a purpose makes it so much more worthwhile and happy.
I agree with you, even though, the rough path of life took away our innocence, we must dream, and more importantly, we must take actions to make our dreams come true. We might fail, but we should learn from our failures and make that dream come true. Thanks for your feedback.
Love love your last lines. I don’t remember my childhood dreams but I have been working very hard to capture a sense of wonder and chase my dreams down. It’s a lovely feeling!
Angela, I am confident that you have all it takes to make dreams come true. Thanks for your feedback.
Oh this is so true. I wish more people would continue to follow their passions! We tend to get lost in the grind sometimes and lose sight of what makes up happy! Thank you for sharing!
Tony, thanks for your feedback, have a wonderful holiday season.
Love this. I am a firm believer and I tell my children all the time If you can dream it believe it and you can do it. This post is a great reminder
If you dream about it, you must act to make it come true, have a plan, learn, and grow. Thanks for your feedback.
This is such a sweet reminder. When we were children, the sky seemed to be the limit with possibilities. We need to really get back to that!
We are living in a world with limitless possibilities, like a child, we should continue to believe, dream, and more importantly, take action to make our dreams come true. Thanks for your comment.
The final words are so powerful! So many people do not follow their dreams. I’ve learned a lot of people don’t know where to start.
The key is for them to have a plan. There will never be a perfect time to start acting on our dreams. We must have faith in ourselves as well, then learn from any obstacle and remain positive. Thank you for your feedback.
It is crazy that as we get older we seem to learn fear in a way that’s crazy. And I agree that all of those fears and doubts stop us from doing anything. And the worst thing they inhibit is the ability to dream itself.
Thanks for your comment David. Sometimes, we are our own barriers.
Very powerful! Being a kid was a lot of fun… the best!
Thanks for your feedback Mike.
This is such a great article to read. Being a kid is so enjoyable and fulfilling. Such a powerful words.
Thank you, Candy Rachelle, for reading my post and comment. Like a child, let us take time to enjoy this holiday season, smile, and be happy. Happy Holiday!!!!
If i just can turn back time. I will go back for being a kid because it’s always so fun to be a kid.
I wish I could turn back time as well, as it is impossible, I learn to enjoy the simple things and let my heart filled with joy.
I think it’s not that the innocence is broken, but more that we realize the responsibilities we have and it leaves us less time to dream.
I always try to find a little time to let my child’s imagination take control. It’s my way to escape my too many responsibilities, Scott.
This is so true. The more mature you are, life isn’t a playground anymore it becomes a battle. I try to bring back my playground, if you don’t try something you’ll be always asking yourself what if..
I agree with you Marcela, we have to remain as a child and be eager to always try something new.
Love the childhood dreams. There are so happy, easy and beautiful. I had forget it for some years. Thank you for reminding it that.
Thank you, Nefeli, I hope you retrieve your child’s imagination and start dreaming again.
It’s so easy to forget this. I am reminded when I talk with my two young boys about what they want to do and what they want to be that we all dream big. Yes, those dreams change as we get older, and more realistic dreams take shape. I hope to harbor this youthful innocence in my children as long as I can!
I love this reminder. We seem to forget about all the possibilities once we become adults and the dreaming stops as well. I think it’s much better to keep dreaming and to try and make those dreams come true.
I agree with you, AnnMarie!
I am trying to do the same, Stephanie.
Things seem a lot less exciting when you get older. I remember seeing places as a kid and they looked magical, glowing, beautiful. You go back as an adult and don’t get that same sense. I think it happens with everything. Great post!
As adults, we have to make the magic and excitement happen sometimes, and never lose our inner joy and innocence.
It’s so simple, but so true. We let the failures/disappointments around us dictate how we perceive our own possibilities and that limits our potential. Thank you for the reminder that we can do it if we dream it and go after it! (Obviously you can’t just dream it, you need to do something about it)
Jakub, I have learned to turn off the switch and only embrace positivity. Thank you for your feedback.
I am a huge believer in that – if we can dream it, we can do it. And now that I’m older, the pure hope of childhood may be gone but it’s been replaced with determination and hard work to make those dreams come true 🙂
Joline, with determination and hard work, you are well equipped to achieve your goals and make all your dream come true.
I love the closing quote you added. It’s always good to keep our minds open about the many possibilities, hopes and dreams that we can achieve in life. We just need to remember to believe in ourselves.
We must believe in ourselves, Kristyn, that’s essential to me, Kristyn.
I work with children, so I see this a lot. It’s so easy for us, as adults, to lose that “I can do anything” attitude.
Working with children is so fulfilling, Jessica, thank you for your comment.
This is so true. As we get older we fall into having to deal with responsibilities and putting our dreams to the side.
I want to keep dreaming, and I want to work hard to make my dreams come true. Trying to make them come true is a win for me.
What a beautiful sentiment. We lose that wonder as insecurity and fear seeps in. I’d love to regain it
You can regain it, Erica, bring back your childhood passion and joy.
Your photo is so adorable. I hate that we neglect our dreams. I also hate that they are often impacted by the views and advice of others.
Thank you, Brandi.
Is this you when you were a child ? Such an adorable little girl! Growing up and adulthood is definitely not fun!
That’s my younger daughter, Elena, who is a teenager now. I used that picture to remind her to smile and help her go through the teenage swings.
This post reminded me of a song, and part of the lyrics are “In the eyes of a child there is joy, there is laughter
There is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future. For the lessons of life there is no better teacher, Than the look in the eyes of a child.” I will continue to dream as I dreamt when I was a child, and work to achieve those dreams. I will not lose hope and I will never cease to pray for guidance, with child-like confidence that I will be blessed with the grace I ask for. Thank you so much for this timely reminder.
This is a beautiful song, Kristine, thanks for sharing.
Beautiful! Very true as well. We are never too old to dream and to be happy.
I agree, Nicole!
I always try to reflect on myself with my inner child in mind. Would I be proud of this decision? I think its important remember what started our passions in the first place, and never lose sight of them.
It is so true, Sabrina!
Since my children are all grown and living on their own, I had to find something that I enjoyed doing. I loved being a Mom. My hubby said I should do turn my hobby into a money maker. Although, it hasn’t brought me riches. Writing for my blog has brought me more joy and confidence than I ever thought possible.
Wishing you all the best, Paula, and may you continue to enjoy your blog.
I totally miss the fun of being a child. If I could go back and see the joy of the small things again, I would love to.
Actually, you can, Mandi, enjoy the simple things life brings to your path, just like a child.
This is so so beautiful!!! Love it! I love what you said: We still dream, but we tend not to follow our passion anymore. That is so true, so true.
I agree, Chad!
What a beautiful post. Life is about chasing your dreams. This only shows how every kid are formed by their dreams in daily living.
I agree, Alexandra!
That’s why some say they wish they were still a child. Because it was easy to believe , it was easy to have all those beautiful big dreams and it was all so easy. Anyway, since we can’t got back to be children, we gotta revive all that.
Agree, Dalene, we have to keep dreaming big, believe in those dreams and have a plan to achieve them.
Agreed! I need the confidence I had as a kid back!
Rachel, we can get it back.
I love this! I worked with young children as a teacher for many years, and I see how they always seem full of love and wonder. I think as adults, we can learn so much from young children. We need to live in the present moment.
I am planning to let my inner child out, and keep moving forward.
It’s so easy for us to give up on our dreams and aspirations as adults because we feel as I’d we don’t have tye ability to move forward. If only we could all embrace the inner child in us and go after the life we want.
I agree, Khan, and also as a child, we don’t let fear handicap us, we just go for what we want.
I think that’s one of my favorite parts about being a parent, living the world through their innocent eyes for the first time again!
I can relate to that, Heather!
Getting older makes things more complicated. I miss the days when we didn’t have all the responsibilities of an adult.
One of my favorite quotes about childhood and growing up is this one from George Bernard Shaw – “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
And I try to keep some time aside (even if once in a blue moon) to simply play and get that sliver of childhood back.. it helps so much..
I love this quote, Vidya!
Honestly, I miss being a kid. If I could go back, I would just live my life and not worry about stupid things.
As we cannot go back, we can recreate that time and be happy by enjoying the little things as we used to do.