Monday, April 5, 2010

** DREAMS DON'T EXPIRE **

Sometime over the weekend, Susan Boyle popped into my mind. She's the singer that astonished the judges (and the world) last year on the tv show, Britain's Got Talent. I guess I've always kind of identified with her.

Not that I have a wonderous singing voice.....although the way I sing around the house, a person might indeed wonder about my talent....or lack of.....

I love what the world loves about Susan Boyle. At a relatively late stage in her life, her beautiful singing voice was discovered and she is living her dream . I glanced at her official website last night and read a portion of her blog which said, "Dreams don't expire". I love that! And I absolutely agree with that. Because, at my relatively late stage in life, I am living my dream. I'm writing. I'm having some success with it. I'm getting my book finished and published this year!

I dreamed a dream.....

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -- Thoreau

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the encouraging post, Becky. I always remember this saying, even though I don't remember where it came from: "If dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird who cannot fly." So, we have to keep the dreams alive! What is the book you are having published? That is fantastic news! Sincerely, Susan

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  2. That is a wonderful quote! Thank-you for sharing it.

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  3. All the world loves a dreamer, especially when that dreamer works to make their dreams come true.

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  4. Hi Susan! Thanks for sharing the beautiful quote! I hadn't heard that one. My book is part memoir and part current thoughts and happenings, etc. It will also contain some oldie-but-goodie photos!

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  5. Hi Tammy! Thank you, ma'am!

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  6. Hi Janel! Thanks! And are you referring to my quote or Susan's quote? They're both fabulous, aren't they?!

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  7. Hi Pat! Thanks! What a beautiful saying! Did you just make that up? It's really great. I may have to pin that up on my bulletin board! :)

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  8. Oh, the broken winged bird quote is from Langston Hughes. Wonderful poet and writer with strong connections to both Kansas and Missouri. His poetry sings the blues, has a cadence you can not help but feel.

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  9. Hi Claudia! Thanks so much for letting us know about Langston Hughes. I googled him and realized I HAVE read some of his poems. I'll definitely have to read more!

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  10. Hi Becky! Susan Boyle is an inspiration and so are you! I think it is so exciting that you are making your dream come true. It's a good reminder to the rest of us to hold onto our dreams too!

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  11. Awwww, thanks Daisy!! You're always so sweet! I guess that's why you have "Dancing" and "Smiling" in your blogs' names!

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  12. I love that - Dreams Don't Expire. I wrote a little story about not giving up on your dreams and I think this was a sign I should do something with that! Thanks Becky!

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  13. Great quote. Dreams shouldn't have an expiration date, although I admit I've had to alter mine a time or two!

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  14. What a great post. I was reading about her the other day while I was getting a pedicure. It's the only time I read People and that genre of magazines. It actually made me sad...sounds like her life has gotten too complicated with fame.

    What a great quote as always!

    Hope your Easter was lovely!

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  15. Hi Lynn! Thanks! Yes, I think that quote is my new mantra! And yes, definitely do something with your story!

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  16. Hi Lisa! Thanks! And, yeah, if your dreams don't have an expiration date, then there would be no need to alter them at all!

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  17. Hi Jenny! Thanks! I'm like that, too. I look through those magazines when I'm I have time at the hair salon. And, I also agree about fame. Especially when it comes so suddenly. I can't imagine being mobbed every time I tried to go to the grocery store! :o
    Although, a "little" fame would be nice...with the publication of my book! :D

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  18. Well, I think that's a fine quote, too, Becky (although I had a dream that I could be a Southern version of Julie Andrews, star on Broadway, live in New York, have a summer home at the beach, marry Johnny Depp, and wear a size 6 bathing suit.)

    I'm kinda glad I don't have to live in New York (But I'm still holding out for Johnny.)

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  19. Cathy C....you are so hilarious! I am so happy I met you and all my other new blog friends....but, of course, I still love my "old" writing and blogging buddies!! :D

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