A dream must be accompanied by hope. Words of encouragement are important. They can be found in books. Words can be spoken by each of us or written in some form. Actions can be seen. We all, no matter what our circumstance, have something that we can give. There may be times that our thinking may get a little off track. You can inspire another by reaching out and listening or just giving a word of encouragement.
Last year I dreamed of retirement and living the easy life. Dreams can change as our circumstances change. This year, I have a new dream. It may or may not come true but I have hope. I would like to live and work in a senior facility helping the elderly. I would like to watch them smile, listen to their stories, and give them encouragement during their final days. I would like to give them a hug and allow them to hug me back.
Is it too late? I think not. It is never too late if you have HOPE! I will always believe, and that is a choice, that Love is stronger than fear! As Martin Luther King said way back during the beginning of the baby boomer generation, ” I have a dream!” Times may be different but with hope we have the ability to make our dreams or someone else’s a reality. I encourage each of you to not turn loose of your dreams. Put action with your words, share your experience, strength and hope and make a dream come true. After looking deep into your heart, take a moment and share with us all your very special dream. Yes, baby boomers, we are aging but we still have the ability to dream and touch the lives of others in a positive way.
May each of you experience a special dream that comes true in your life during the year of 2012. Peace and love be with you as we continue in our baby boomer retirement age years.