If ever there was a moment that revealed the passage of time, it was last night. A young duo of musicians on a rambling swath across much of the United States performed at a cozy local venue. They are friends of a friend, who had promoted their Denver stop on his Facebook page. Without a second thought, I knew I had to go, that in fact it was my duty as a representative of an older generation to reach out with encouragement and support to these two just on their way to their big dreams.
As I waited for the show to start, I received a text from a friend who announced her pregnancy, spectacular news after a long struggle with infertility. Even though I was sitting on a chair, inside I was jumping up and down completely thrilled that this wonderful woman is seeing fulfillment of heart’s desire, an answer to a million prayers.
Dreams come to us no matter what our age. Whether we’re fresh-faced youths in our salad days eager to see how far we can go, or whether we’re middle aged taking our experience and wisdom to bear on that which matters most to us, we’ve all got dreams.
Reach out to others who are reaching out for their dreams. Give them your encouragement and genuine support in practical ways: buy their CDs, commission an art work that fits your budget, go to their gallery openings, make a baby quilt, read their blogs and make an effort to understand what they want to say to the world. Who knows? You may find your own big dreams coming true in the process!
As a way to support good people doing great things, check out these folks who have big dreams: buy the music, buy the art, read the ideas, support the cause: