As many of you know, I recently embarked on a journey of self-discovery to tackle some tough life decisions.  So far I’ve learned 1) it’s a process which will last me a lifetime, and 2) I need to enjoy it along the way.  Two nights ago I received another epiphany, of sorts: I’ve been embracing an elusive Someday while wishing away the present, when in reality all I really have to work with is today.

So does this mean I cease to dream and scheme and hope for happily-ever-after?  Or worse yet, do I allow Franklin (my ever-present planner) to gather dust on the back of the bookshelf?  I ran across a quote this afternoon that I believe answers these two questions, at least for me: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” (Anatole France)  I think Shakespeare also said it right in The Tempest: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on…”  I just need to remember to fully live in the moment at the same time, so when Someday arrives I will have no regrets.  Life is too short for anything less.  ~ cs

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. 

It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. 

It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. 

And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.”

 (Bette Midler)