30-Second Inspiration: Give Your Dreams Air

“If only I could...” So often we sigh over our dreams and then thrust them away because we think it’s a waste of time to hope for something that can’t happen. Although the obstacles may be legitimate–finances, health, family–we shut down our desires before we even give them air to breathe.

There’s a lovely old movie, Enchanted April, where on a soggy, miserable afternoon two women happen upon the same newspaper ad:  ‘To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine. Small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April…’

You feel their longing, even as they push the ad aside. It’s impossible. Too many hurtles. No finances. And what will their husbands say. Yet they yearn. Dream. Ponder. When they bravely step over their inhibitions, that dream becomes reality and changes their lives forever.

Things won't change for the better…until we allow ourselves freedom to dream.  If you’ve been closing the door on something, I invite you to open the door and give it room to breathe again.

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Mia Folkmann said...

Just happened to find your blog - and read the words from Enchanted April. Oh, it has been my favorite movie for many years now. And at this time of year - on a rainy Tuesday - I too dream about wisterias and sunshine... :-)

Anonymous said...

I've never seen the movie! What a lovely post. I'm your newest follower, Brenda.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I just found your blog and I love this posting. I've never seen this movie, but the advise to dream is so very true. You have a wonderful blog.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Mia, how lovely to hear from you! And to think you love Enchanted April too.... still my top favourite!

Maple Lane... thank you so much for stopping by... and for following!