David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW

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Dare to Dream… {.widget-header} Dreams are what we fantasize about as children, they are the roles we play as we pretend to be the heroes in our fantasies, the symbols of the heroes in our lives. They are the substance of the rambling thoughts we think about as we stare out the window. Dreams are what we think about when are feeling encouraged, enthusiastic, and energetic. Dreams are not goals or objectives. Dreams are built on our values, house what is most important to us, and merely suggest realistic goals that might be within our reach. Dreams are painted by each goal achieved, shaped by each reassessment of life’s direction. They are the manifestation of our mission, the embodiment of our personhood and values. They are the core of our hopefulness, our sense of purpose, the rudder of our boat. Dreaming can be scary business. Many don’t dare for fear of never tasting their dreams. But the best part of dreaming isn’t reaching what we imagine, it’s the process of getting there. Dreaming is like gazing into a mirror that looks into the future. Each time we step into the reflection, the image changes into a more real possibility. Every experience we’ve had along our journey has enriched us immeasurably. What we seek evolves everyday from the presence of those we meet. We too change with every experience, and our dream unfolds and reshapes with us. © 2008 David E. Johnson, MSW, LICSW

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