Dreams for granted

Look at your life right now. How much of your life is dreams you’ve taken for granted?

Maybe it is owning that nice car.

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

It could also be that college education.

What about your job? Your kid? Your lovely home? Or, that neighborhood?

But, every time you realized a dream, you were probably off thinking about the next one. Got into college? Seems like we should think about getting that job. Got that job? Maybe it is time to start worrying about that career. 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. Now, 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’s stop for a moment, look around, take a deep breath and give thanks to this life. Perhaps, as we look around, we’ll realize that we should stop spending as much time in the future that we’re dreaming about.

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

9 thoughts on “Dreams for granted”

  1. Yes! I think that romantic relationships are a great example of something we forget that we were dreaming of just recently.

  2. Taking stock of what we have and where we are in life charges our personal satisfaction and humility. Not taking any of it for granted is realistic because life is never static and the sum of what we have in 12 months from now will be different to the sum of what we have today. Enjoy what you have, but understand it won’t always be there

  3. How apt “we take for granted today was the stuff of our dreams a few years ago.”

    I guess only time and experience provides us with these impactful insights which get acted upon.

    Any wonder, as you age & experience life, you realize how futile, it has been living in future, while taking things u already have for granted.

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