My word for the next few weeks is “aspire.” My old Webster’s dictionary gives this definition:
1. to be ambitious (to get or do something lofty or grand); yearn or seek after. 2. (Archaic) to rise high; tower.
We all have aspirations and dreams. Yet, there are circumstances that may put us in a place where some of our dreams, goals and aspirations have to be put on hold for a time. The reasons are too numerous to even name. I’ve been there.
There’s a part of me right now that is so excited… you see, today, I’m opening some of those old dusty boxes that have housed so many things for a good number of years; and I’m boldly stepping forward and dusting off a few of the old dreams and goals. I’m looking them over and re-evaluating them. Will they bring me happiness? Will they allow me to be authentic? Ah, a few can be trashed, while others revisited, revised and renewed.
I’m feeling blessed to know that I have the opportunity to reach again for dreams I thought would never present themselves again. I felt I might have outgrown them. Today, I learned that no, I haven’t outgrown them at all. I’ve grown into them.
Is today your day to dust off your dreams and aspire?