I’m not a fan of yard sales, but I think one reason people are drawn to them is the thrill of finding a hidden treasure. My version of this is to go to Home Goods, a discount home furnishings department store chain. Evidently the company understands this concept. Their website states, “At Home Goods we want you to experience the thrill of finding.”
One day as I was browsing the aisles, a framed quote on a crowded shelf of wall décor caught my attention: “Listen to your dreams.”
There is something subtle that speaks deeply when we listen to our dreams. When we listen, we have a relationship with our dreams—our vision of how we want to live. Listening gives hope.
Listening honors our dreams, just as listening to a person, honors that person. We’re not thinking about how we’re going to respond or one-up her story. We’re observers of her story. By listening, we can be observers of our dreams.
According to Collin Powell, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” I agree. But before we conjure up the sweat, determination and hard work, we need to listen.
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