Yesterday, I worked my way through the blogs I usually read, never expecting the blessing I found on Amarinda Jones blog. She posted a link and very brief note. Curious, I clicked on the link and found myself confronting and considering the dreams all of us hold in our hearts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY
If you haven't watched this short video, I urge you to do so... from the very first word, to the last frame.
There is a lesson in the video, other than the obvious ones. Ms. Boyle is everywoman. We sit in our homes dreaming dreams, never expecting to make them come true. We put them off for many foolish reasons. We're too young. We're too old. We're too fat. We might look silly. We're afraid.
I admire her so much because she leaped out there and seized her dream. Too often, we fail to seize the dream. I almost passed my own dream by. And then at fifty-seven years old, my dream came true.
But it takes great courage to seize that dream in a public forum. It takes immeasurable fortitude to step out on a stage and listen to people laugh at you. Yet with incredible graciousness, Susan Boyle stepped out, opened her mouth and sang her heart out. It's my earnest prayer that all her dreams come true.