Rules of Happiness #12 – Have a Dream – January 17 Devotions

Rules of Happiness #12 – Have a Dream – January 17 Devotions

Do you focus solely on the present, or do you have dreams for the future? Do you live each day with purpose, working on completing an objective or goal toward eventual fulfillment of your dreams?


We are up to #12 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.

Here are #1 – #11 in case you have missed any:

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself.

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

Rule # 4: Follow Your Bliss

Rule #5: Learn to Let Go

Rule #6: Do Random Acts of Kindness

Rule #7: Happiness is Only Ever Now

Rule #8: Experience, Don’t Hoard!

Rule #9: Experience Both Sides of the Coin

Rule #10: Be More Social

Rule #11: Love More


Here is today’s rule of happiness…

Rule #12 – Have a Dream


“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


A person starts dying

when they stop dreaming.”

– Brian Williams


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 a visible reminder 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.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you have dreams for the future? Does any part of this rule of happiness especially speak to you?



    Twin size quilt I made for a  K-Lee’s Kreations customer.

8 thoughts on “Rules of Happiness #12 – Have a Dream – January 17 Devotions

  1. K-Lee, I love that you are always on a positive topic! Hmmm, I’m less a dreamer than a practical person concerned with today’s productivity and taking care of my loved ones. I keep in mind what needs to be done for this week, this month, this year, of course. And all this is in the context of God’s call for me; in that, I’m all about qualities I need to BE. Sometimes I do need to reach out and stretch my ideas of how big God is and how big his plans for me may be. Some would call that “dreaming” :-). Blessings!
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  2. I have always been a dreamer! I have never written them down, but that may be a great idea, so I can see the dream and make sure I am working towards it. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Thanks Klee! I love dreaming. Often I will dream the same dream over the entire night. Even if I wake up I am able to resume the dream where I left it before I woke up.

    Also I vividly remember my dream after I wake up.

  4. I definitely have dreams for the future. I tend make more lists so I think I have a clear idea of what I want and what my goals and dreams are. This is a great post. Very inspirational.

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