In contrast to the past two weeks in my Shrek series, where I had to ‘Boo Hoo’ a little, we had a GREAT weekend this past week!
We had our house deep cleaned top to bottom. It looks great! We had a pressure washing crew come out and give our house, driveway, sidewalks, and curbs a bath on Sunday. Now, the driveway is white, the bricks look like new and our siding is back to its original color. I was giddy! Then my wife and I put some mulch over all the tree and shrubbery beds.
From the street, our house ‘Pops’ for all the potential new homebuyers that go driving by. We are finally ready to put our house on the market! The time has finally come!
That is what we are going to be doing as you read this. I set up Wednesday as the day we sign the papers. Thursday we take all the home photos for the listing. Then Friday the sign goes in the ground and we are holding on tight to our dream of a grand new house.
What a great feeling!
Adding to this new found euphoria was the warm temperatures. The flowers are beginning to undress and flash some of their colors. The pollen is in the air….and all over my car! Cats and dogs are getting along! Our dream of buying a great new house is coming to life!
Do you know the feeling I am talking about? ….when you are realizing one of your dreams coming to fruition?
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This song came on yesterday and reminded me back to our last trip to Jamaica.
I had just flopped down in a lounge chair in the sun facing the clear blue waters off the beach. Our precious girls were being entertained by a nanny at the resort. I had a tall Tanqueray and Tonic by my side. Relaxing, I shut my eyes and slipped in my Ipod earbuds and this song came on…..Hold on tight to your dreams. I made it!
After a tough year of changing jobs, being unemployed, learning new jobs, wondering how we were going to make it….we DID make it….made it back to the tropics. And that lounge chair in the sun, where the rest of the world didn’t exist, was my validation.
A view from my lounge chair in our hidden sanctuary
And so I wanted just to remind you…..
Hold On Tight…to your dreams!
Whether your dream is to build your new house or parent the best kids in the world…..hold on tight!
Or a dream of graduating…with honors or get that perfect job…
or simply to understand or be understood….hold on to your dreams!
If your goal is to run a 7 minute mile or deadlift 150lbs. or simply be in the best shape or your life….hold on!
If your dream is to marry John or get a Law degree….hold on!
If your dream is to write a book or sell a book…
If you want to finish first in your category, class, or age group…hold on tight to that dream!
Prizes for winning my age group
“ And when you feel so tired that you can’t stand up or you keep trying and trying but you’re all out of luck”…..Hold on tight!
Because nothing worthwhile is easy. Nothing valuable comes cheap. Nothing anybody has ever attained came without sacrifice.
“So when you feel down hearted and misunderstood..
Just keep telling yourself over and over and over and over to….Hold on Tight to Your Dreams”
If you want to travel and travel and travel…or take that dream vacation…
or cross off those very important items on your Bucket List….Hold On!
Or be the best leader you can be, whether at work or home or helping others…Hold on…
Hold on tight if your dream is to learn to fly or learn to sail the seas.
Or finding the perfect sunset….
Hold in tight to the dream of finding your perfect soul mate…..
or finding the perfect sunset with your perfect soul mate..
Or that perfect pair of shoes.
..that perfect look..
Or catching the perfect wave…
Or whatever else is most important for you to attain…Hold on Tight!
Hold on to those dreams of finding the perfect house….
or padding that home nest for days without an employer (anymore)
Dreams of putting four strangers together to become a family….
Or finally finding our most precious little girl….
And then one more…
Or having a family when the odds are against you.
Hold on very Tight to your dreams!
Dreams can come true.