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Lost Dreams

It's 2011, times are tough and everyone is out here grinding to get to the top... So many have lost their jobs due to the recession and have to take jobs doing whatever comes their way just to have food on the table and a roof over their head. Not many really want to flip burgers or work the local department store register but if you want to survive we do what we have to do. It's how the country works... if there was noone flipping burgers, where would we get our food?

What does this have to do with dreams? well a lot....

As a child one of the questions we are asked most often is what do you want to be when you grow up? Some ponder this and reply with whatever their mommy or daddy does, others reply doctor or fireman, some just don't know. We are told we can do anything! We can concure the world if we work hard, pay attention and try.. then real world hits... you gradute school and have more bills than zeros on your check, you get pregnant, or hurt yourself and lose a scholarship or get in an accident or just experience life!

All too often we aren't taught enough about these road blocks of life and when they happen we can't cope, we start a struggle and lose ourselves in it. This is where dreams die... the little girl that wants to ride horses, the boy who wants to be a lawyer, the kids that wants to run the olympics... instead they are wishing they could do these things but putting them on the back burner because life won't let them LIVE!

We need to teach our youth you can still achieve! You don't have to just wish something would happen, you have to MAKE it happen... don't put down that microphone or toss those drawings. Use your skills no matter what! While working find the time to do you! It's not easy and no one ever said it was but sometimes in life we all have to FIGHT to get what we want. We aren't all Hiltons with everything laid out in front of us and we can be angry about it or we can go after what we want. We can teach our kids to never settle!

The biggest part of this is finding our own dreams.. is there something you have always wanted to do, something you yearn to be a part of? Did life get in your way? So many people think that there is some cut off as to when we can do what we want in life. That only in our youth can we find happiness. It's never too late to find happiness.. if you do it then maybe, just maybe it will inspire the generations after you to do the same!
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  1. This is all so very true!! Gram-ma Moses didn't paint her first master piece until she was 72...Dreams do and can come true :))

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  2. Absolutely! Some people just don't get it though...

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  3. Great blog!! More kids and young people need to feel this way. Don't put your life off....you never know when it won't be there. Go after what you want, even if it has to be done little by little, so that dream is never tossed. Don't let getting by "today" get in the way of tomorrow!

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  4. Thank you! It's hard to see people give up on dreams... not just young... its never too late to aim for the stars!

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  5. Bravo. Nicely done Kristina. Go to JPL (Jax Public Library and read "Awakening the Quieter Virtues" by Gregory Spencer. It will expound your thoughts on this blog by 1000x at least. I promise. I am currently reading and can only focus on one paragraph at a time because it is so true and thought provoking, along the lines of this blog. I STRONGLY am recommending this from a worldly and spiritual stand point. It will reaffirm who you are and some of the things you specifically are about. Much love girl, and keep it up Sister!

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  6. True talk, by the way great blog, keep it up

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  7. @Eric thanks hun, I will check it out! I can always depend on your support!
    @Marylise thx for the love :)

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  8. You got that right Sister! "Oh happy day. (Oh happy day) Oh happy day. (Oh happy day). When Jesus washed. (When Jesus Washed) Washed my sins away. Ohhh, Ohhh, Ohhh, He taught me how (OH HE TAUGHT ME HOW)........... lol love you girl. Keep your chin up and read that book!

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