Some people say that day-dreamers are people who have a need to escape the reality of their day-to-day doldrums. We day-dreamer types forfeit our concentration in the matter at hand, and wander off into a place in our minds where fantasy abounds. Authority types, whom caution us against our mind-roaming ways, will have us believe our daydreaming has no relevance towards shaping the external environment we live in today. I see these naysayers as completely obscure and wrong.
People like Alexander Graham Bell, Jackie Robinson, Oprah, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, and Amelia Earhart, all had dreams. Some are still daydreaming of events in their lives that haven’t been experienced by them yet. These great individuals of our past and present had and have vision. In order to attain any goal, you don’t need to know how it will evolve. All you need to see is the end result; the victory.
I’m sure that Alexander Bell had no clue how his light bulb was going to be developed but he positively “saw the electric light bulb” shedding brilliance into the lives and minds of future generations. Oprah had no idea how she was going to bring her message to millions of people world-wide, but surely she saw herself at the top, doing the very thing that absorbs her day-to-day day dreams. These people had/have vision and could project in their minds the final result. People like these believe that their dreams do come true. Bingo!
In grade school, distraction after distraction impeded my concentration for the class work. I daydreamed about events to come in the future, like playing kickball or soccer or climbing the trees on the playground. In middle school and engaged in all sports, my daydreaming during class revolved around practice after school or the upcoming game to be played. Girls also began to be a part of my mind play.
In high school and college, the same daydreaming pattern continued; more sports-girls-partying-sports! I was always living future moments in my head, unable to focus on what I was “supposed to be doing,” or so they say. I daydreamed during church service, family holiday parties, and at work on the job too. When my daydreaming was most active, was this a sign that where ever I was, is my daydreaming occurring because I really didn’t want to be there? You could say that’s an escape from my present reality but I don’t believe that’s true at all. I think that boredom is the trigger that sets off the daydreaming mind, wandering off into a more exciting state, a fun place, leaving an uninteresting place behind. Do our daydreams come true?
My answer is absolutely and unequivocally yes. Without a doubt, our daydreams can be a wonderful reality for the future days to envelop our lives. I daydreamed about the grand slam home run that finished a ballgame and foreshadowed blasting through a bunch of bigger guys for long-winded touchdowns; while screaming fans cheered me on. I foresaw the basketball from my hands, with a wrist flip as the horn sounded; and the swoosh sound of the buzzer beater in the ears and eyes of the defeated opposition.
I daydreamed about kisses that were soft, moist, and sweet, and dreamed about walking in foreign lands, on my own two feet. I dreamed about climbing up high in the air, and jumping off cliffs without a break or repair. I dreamt of my children I hadn’t made yet, and I dreamt of them growing without any regrets.
I daydreamed about writing special words people will read, and lay awake in bed for lyrics like these to be said. Many of my daydreams have come true. I guess it’s all about perspective, faith, and attitude. How do you see your daydreams panning out? Are the daydreams we project in our minds, the reality that we will breathe in the future? It all depends on how you see it!
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