Remember when you were growing up and went to your special place upnorth, by a lake, by a river, etc. – well as a person gets older those memories sure get in our head sometimes and make us think about things in life – and how it all starts with a Dream.
When I was growing up in North Carolina we would go visit relatives in the mountains every summer and to me that was the best – see they lived in a valley and there was no electric, no bathroom, and no fancy appliances. But you know I think back to those days and remember that they were some of my best vacations our family ever took.
We would have the best meals cooked on the old wood stove – wow can’t believe how those biscuits tasted and then having to run down to a nearby creek where they kept the butter and milk in – it was so cold and tasted so yummy. Then we’d heat up water on the wood stove to put in a wash pan – ole those good ole days.
You know after being outside all day it was great to get on the front porch and listen to the stories that the older relatives had to share. AND you know that before the nite ended you were going to hear one of those great ghost stories. Then you would have an oil lamp to take with you to get to your bed for the night and wow how you slept because you had been busy all day and not sitting in front of the TV or computer.
Remember how we use to chase lighting bugs all over and thought we had accomplished so much when we got a dozen in a jar and could watch them lite up. We’d even get the old ice cream machine out and kept turning that old crank till we had made some of the best ice cream that a person has ever tasted.
Don’t know about you but the ladies in the family always wore that little bun on the back of their head and one nite I got to watch one of my Aunts brush her hair by the oil lamp and wow it was all the way to the floor – and I know at breakfast the next day I would wonder how did she get all that hair in that little bun.
The reason for walking down memory lane here is to let you know as I have gotten older – I feel that because of all those memories of those visits to relatives in the mountains is the reason that I love the mountains, love the simple things, love heating with wood, love fishing and just being outdoors.
Now I know there are things in your life that has happened and it all starts with a Dream – take a look at your life and bet you will realize that you are either working toward your Dream or you are living your Dream. If you are Dreaming of working online, earning a living online, quitting your offline job – don’t let people discourage you. People that are successful had to have the same thought it all starts with a Dream.
Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.