Tuesday, June 08, 2010

There's Always a Way


For years in various places I've heard this saying:

"We do the things we really want to do."

Some people don't believe those words, but I do.
My favorite people? They're the ones who, if they can't have exactly what they dream of, they work to cleverly create something quite close.

If they dream of writing a book, they write. In between all their daily tasks and emergencies and imperfect snatches of time they jot down words. They don't complain that they are too busy to write, that other people (i.e. tiny children) yanked away their time or that they didn't have enough education, a writing room, an agent or a published volume.

Those who want to paint, well, they paint. They ask for supplies or gift certificates to art stores for birthdays and Christmas. They fit in an occasional art class or collect books and learn from them. They don't just talk about painting or wish they could paint, they paint. Upon any surface they wield a brush whether the time is perfect or imperfect, with or without a special art studio.

The people who dream of traveling, travel. They take day trips or vacations, they buy travel books or dvd's and travel that way, too. They make sacrifices, do without what others deem necessities to save their money for 'someday trips' to places they've always wanted to see. They, too, ask for Christmas and birthday gifts which will contribute to future traveling adventures.

The people who dream of having a horse or a farm or an expensive hobby find creative ways to have those things. If a horse can't be had on their suburban lot, they save their money for riding lessons or learn where they can rent a horse for day rides. Farmers without farms volunteer to help at local farms or take their families to visit farms open to the public. They learn all about farming life and do what they can to create one in their own backyard. Expenisve hobbies are done in layers, started small. People who seek them learn all they can first, save-up for what they want, but as with all these things, they make a start, not excuses.


People who desire friendship go out or go online and show themselves friendly. Those who want to have parties, have parties today instead of waiting to buy a bigger house to hold them tomorrow. Folks who want to lose weight by exercising, well, they exercise--they do not sit on a couch complaining they can't afford a gym membership. People who want to change their career learn all they can about a new one, take classes when they can and volunteer to work, at first, for free with mentors who will guide them.

Complainers and blame-ers don't begin. They don't self-start. They never go far, but rather, drift backward, become old, miss out. It's the hopeful, the doers who move ahead and do what they really want to do.

At least, that is what I've seen.



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The dreams God plants in our hearts, happen. That is, if we cooperate with Him. The dreams He gives always contain His purposes, they always spread His light.


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"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; will you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." ... Isaiah 43:19


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"We need more backbone, not wishbone." ...Joyce Meyer


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Excuses are the easiest things on the whole planet to make. Anyone can make them.

3 comments:

Tracy said...

A great post, Debra! :)

Donetta said...

amen to this one sister!

daisy said...

Oh, thank you! This is just the encouragement I needed to hear today. You don't even know. ♥ ♥

And I totally agree. Find a way to do what you love. You and everyone else around you will be happier!