So, I did something crazy the other day. I said out loud, to my husband, what my deepest darkest dream is…by dark I don’t mean dark, I mean deep. I mean, it’s so deep down that it’s buried in a place where it’s dark. A place where nobody can see it, ’cause it’s that crazy kind of dream that nobody dares to dream out loud where folks can see it, point at it, laugh at it. It’s just too big and, well, impossible.
It’s so impossible, in fact, that I don’t even think I knew that I dreamed it until I heard myself say it out loud. Then, when I said, it I laughed out loud!
Ha! That’s funny, huh?
He would never laugh at something so serious as his wife’s deepest, darkest, most heart-felt, never-spoken out loud dream. Because, heck, after 20 years of marriage, he knows better!
“Not funny at all. Aim for it”
That’s all he said.
“Aim for it.”
“Aim for it? Do I dare?”
When I Googled “fearless” I found so many great inspirational quotes about moving past fear, then I thought about scriptures like “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power” (2 Timothy 1: 7) and my favorite: “I know the plans I have for you… plans to give you hope and a future” (Jer. 29:11).
Maybe, I need to pull that old dream up out of the pit so I can aim for it.
Perhaps you’re wondering what it is? That deep, dark dream of mine? Well, the first step was saying it out loud. The second step is setting up the target…let me work up to making the big announcement, okay? One thing at a time!
But, come on, it’s Mayhem Monday! Why don’t you join me? Pull out whatever you’ve got cooped up in your own pit of untapped potential–those running shoes, those writing pens, those swimming trunks, those 10lb weights…whatever it is you’ve been puttin’ off ’til Monday or someday, the time is here! Put away fear and let’s aim for it! We. can. do. this!