Dreams taken for granted

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Look at your life right now.

How much of your life is dreams you have taken for granted?

Maybe it is owning that nice car.

Maybe making your own money.

Or, perhaps, it is being with a partner you fell in love with.

It could also be that university education.

What about your job? Your kid? Your lovely home? Or, that neighborhood you have always wanted to stay in?

But, every time you realised a dream, you were probably off thinking about the next one.

Got into University? Seems like we should think about getting that job.

Got that job? Maybe it is time to start worrying about that career.

Meeting that loved one? Maybe having more friends will make you happier.

It is a never ending cycle.

And, as we run like ferrets from one day to the next, it is easy to forget that most of what we take for granted today was the stuff of our dreams a few years ago.

Yesterday, we wished we could have that. Today, now that we have it, we are off to the next challenge, turning our backs on dreams achieved.

Off course, there always is a reason to be dissatisfied.

There is always someone around us with the fancier home and the bigger car. But, it is easy to forget that our biggest dreams as kids revolved around wanting to earn our own money and to make our own decisions. And, voilà! Look at how well that turned out.

There will always be that next dream.

While pursuing these dreams makes our life what it is, just for today, let us stop for a moment, look around, take a deep breath and give thanks to this life.

Perhaps, as we look around, we will realise that we should stop spending as much time in the future that we are dreaming about.

For, it is very likely that we are already living a life that is the stuff of our dreams.

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