It takes courage to chase a dream.
Raw, unfettered, lion-hearted, caution to the wind….courage. It takes confidence and patience and perseverance too. And lest we forget…there will be tears. Whether proverbial or actual, we shed our blood, sweat and tears in pursuit of these dreams. We give our everything. And then we give more. Frustration. Failure. Fight for it and Forward. It takes all these things to chase a dream.
But the greatest of these…is love.
Because when the courage waivers and the confidence is all but gone, love remains. When frustration trumps forward, and there are more tears than you knew possible….love is the one to say get up, dust yourself off, and try it again.
Today I hope you look at your dreams with love. Because it takes love to say, “Maybe this isn’t quite the picture I wish I’d taken yet, but I am the one who took it. And that counts.” It takes love to say “I have so far to go and so much left to learn, but just for today I’m going to be thankful for all that I’ve already learned. And give honor to the miles I’ve already come. ” It takes love to stare down fear in the face and put yourself out there. To be weak, to be vulnerable, to ask questions. To grow. It takes love to look at yourself and your dreams with compassion, and say to yourself: Fight for it and Forward.
Today I hope you live in love. Because trust me, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.
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