Lately Wade and I have found that we are so much happier when we feed our passions. It sounds so simple, and yet it is one of the toughest things to do. I find myself finding other, less soul-feeding things to do like Facebook, or movies, or shopping online for things I don’t have money to buy.
I don’t understand why I choose to do those thing over my passions and dreams. Our dreams are what make life much more exciting and fun. It gives us a purpose, it allows us to be ourselves.
I was talking to a good friend yesterday who has a really fun dream to start a fun little store. Then she said, “but, it’s just a dream.” Why do we underestimate the power of what our dreams can do for us? It may be just a dream, but that dream can become reality if we start focusing on that and work towards it. Anything we do we have to trade out for something else. For instance, if I want to watch a movie, I am doing that instead of going for a walk or reading a book. If we aren’t focusing on our dreams, we are focusing on something else, something that isn’t going to feed our souls as much.
Dreams have power. Our passions have power. We should feed that power.
Our dreams right now (just to name a couple):
Pay off our mortgage in 5 years (yes it is MORE than possible, and then we will be 100% debt-free!)
Go to Ireland-our big trip once we our debt free!
Wade wants to record a full album-total band and all of his own songs
I would like to stay home and raise babies, bringing in money from writing or something creative
We have more, we both have what we call our “Dream Books”….we got the idea from Matthew Kelly. As a team, Team Nutts, we try and help each other focus on our passions….work on our dreams. For instance, we have a new goal we’ve set for the house. No TV except on weekends. It is wonderful. Instead of mindlessly watching fake lives, I actually do things like make wine charms or read a good book.
So, today’s my day off and I’m going to ask you the same question my husband asked me at lunch:
Have you fed your passions today?