Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette
Beauty is not just something that is seen on the outside of a person. It isn't just a perfect pout, superbly stained and glossed lips. It isn't only blush and bronzer, treating and concealing skin imperfections, or high definition makeup. Beauty is not only a person's radiant attitude shining outward. It is not just the beauty of one's mind, displayed in projects that she is committed to. There is also another beauty. This beauty resides inside, in the seat of one's soul, in that place where secrets and longings are harbored. This beauty is called 'dreams,' and is not often referred to, or spoken of.
Let me ask you this. Do you ever think of something that you would like to do -- say in the future? Do these thoughts fill you with a sense of excitement? Do you believe that if accomplished, these dreams will offer you a sense of fulfillment? Could you, or would you be happy if your dreams were to become reality? Would your dreams bring the same to others?
Now answer this. When and if you have been brave enough to share your dreams with others, what has been their reaction? Suppose you'd like to write a book, become a known photographer, lead a song in the choir, start a book club, work with those who are disabled, run a marathon, start your own business, get married -- feel free to insert your own particular dream here. If you have mentioned this -- your dream, in part, or fully, to anyone, have they been encouraging? Have they told you to go for it? Maybe you were met with resistance. Perhaps it was said, even by the nagging fears that you harbor, that you're too old, or you don't have that kind of money, or experience. The question of who would help you also could have arisen.
Sure, you may see mounting obstacles, so much so that your dreams are barely visible. Yet you feel them. Every now and again your dreams call to you, they remind you that they are still there – waiting, for you. Well, that is the beauty of dreams. You are never too old, too out of money, too inexperienced, or too anything to have dreams! The beauty of dreams is that they are yours, to do with as you wish, to share or not to share. Dreams can be, or can start, small or large. It is all up to you, Beautiful. You are the dreamer. The beauty of dreams too, is that at any point you can begin to make them reality. You can bring them forth from the realm of impossibility.
Make your dreams possible. One place to start is by creating a list, yes of what you would do to make your dreams real. Start gathering information, if you need to go to culinary or phlebotomy school, check online. If needed, search for grants or loans that will aid you. You see, when you begin to move -- toward your beautiful dream, things begin to align. It may then appear that circumstances and situations suddenly work for, and not against you. This is the magic, and the beauty of dreams. When you concentrate, and begin to move, no matter how slowly, or quickly, Providence also causes your dreams to advance toward you! Dreams then become tangible, where once they were only private thoughts and ideas...that, ethnic lovelies, is the beauty of dreams; why not begin to go for yours, today!