“I know she’s famous but I could see myself being friends with her one day” she said. He laughed “So could everyone else.”
“One day I will earn enough money to buy ____________” she said. He just rolled his eyes and walked away.
She had other dreams that she dared not say out loud.
She realized then that her dreams were worthless because apparently “everyone” has the same dreams. If that is the case then what makes her so special that she should be able to attain them when others far greater than her fail all the time? She isn’t smarter than “everyone” she isn’t luckier than “everyone”. How silly then to dream of such things.
She almost gave up on dreaming after that. But then something boiled up from within her that made her want to yell “screw you!” She didn’t actually yell that, but she wanted to. Instead she thought “Wait a minute. So what if no one but you believes in your dreams. They are your dreams not theirs. So what if they seem unattainable to others. It’s more important that they feel attainable to you.”
It’s easy to give up when you don’t feel supported by others but dreams don’t happen because of other people’s beliefs, they only happen when you believe in them.
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win.” William Shakespeare
She learned along the way that life can be magical and the magic comes from our imagining. If we can imagine something, we can create it. She calls it her imagical power! We just have to want something badly enough, see it in our minds eye, feel it in every cell of our being and believe that it is ours. It had worked for her in the past when she was younger but she had begun to worry that time had worn down her imagical powers. Not so! It’s a universal power we all have for life but sadly for many it lays dormant.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you will what you
imagine, and at last you create what you will.” George Bernard Shaw
She may remind him that her imagical power worked to bring him to her all those years ago. Or she may not say a word. It really only matters that she knows the strength of her power and that she remembers to keep using it; regardless who believes or doesn’t believe in it.
“To believe in the things you can see and touch
is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen
is a triumph and a blessing.” Abraham Lincoln