Gratitude Challenge – November 4 – Thankful for Hopes and Dreams

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I am thankful for hopes and dreams, and the purpose and enjoyment they add to our lives. Without hopes and dreams, life would be rather dull and static. Hopes and dreams add that sense of wonder, anticipation, and vibrancy, as well as the excitement and pleasure when fulfillment or manifestation of those hopes and dreams takes place. Of course, arriving at that point requires some action on our parts. We can’t just sit around doing nothing, or worse, becoming discouraged or complaining about NOT seeing our hopes and dreams fulfilled.

Here’s your actionable inspiration for this first Friday in November…

Dreams are critical. They light up life.

Without them, we become bored,

and tired, and apathetic.

So, take this opportunity

to really clarify your dreams.

Take a pen and paper and spend an hour

figuring out what you really dream about.

But whatever you do,

make sure you have a dream.

They’re incredibly important.

Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit.

Make sure yours are ready for action.

–Karl Moore – Rule #12 in  “18 Rules of Happiness



My reflections:


I know I’ve got goals and dreams for the future, but I do need to clarify them and write them down as visible reminders to keep in front of me. I also need to be more proactive about taking steps toward fulfillment of those dreams. I especially like this statement: “Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit. Make sure yours are ready for action.”


So what are YOUR thoughts?


Do you have hopes and dreams for the future?


What are you doing to make your hopes and dreams manifest?


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. LOVE this post! Gratitude is so needed these days in our America. We still are a free land and can work to see our dreams come true. Thank you for posting this.

  2. I agree. It’s necessary to keep hopes and dreams alive to feel a sense of positive forward movement in your life. You can always modify your hopes and dreams as you go through life … changing direction as you go. But, without hope and dreams, you would drift aimlessly, and that’s not a productive way to live. Thanks for your post.

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