What Dreams May Come

Angie Dreams

Dear Universe,

I read The Lovely Bones years ago and it instantly became one of my favorite books at the time.  Today, I discovered this quote from the book and hope stirred in me.

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.” ~Alice Sebold

My life certainly hasn’t worked out the way I dreamed it would.   It has been full of speed bumps, potholes and crater-sized tragedies.  It seems whenever I think I have it all figured out is exactly when Life taps me on my shoulder, throws a mountain in my path and asks, “Well…what are you going to do now?”

But whose life doesn’t have moments like that?

So what if what I imagined as a young girl is not even close to my day to day reality?  In many ways the things I never expected to happen have turned into my greatest blessings.  The unforeseen dips have inspired new dreams–most even more thrilling and satisfying than anything I could have imagined years ago.

Universe, today I thank you for keeping me open-minded.  Thank you for not letting me become a bitter, cynical, angry person.  Yes, I have my low moments, but they never last long.  Please keep sending me inspiration and guidance.  In turn I will do my best to recognize opportunities and to be driven in new directions.

And the next time a mountain pops up, I’ll try to remind myself that it just means new dreams are about to unfold.    

Thank you,