Saturday, August 04, 2012

Dream, Dare, Do and Appreciate

Do you know what you want for your children?
Do you dream about what you want for yourself?
Do you dare to write it all down?
Do you plan, prepare, practice and persist to do what is needed?

Watching the Olympics is an inspiration to those who dream, dare, do and appreciate!
The way I live my life is meant to be a living example of dreaming it and living it all easily.
There are many examples of those who dream, dare, do and fulfill their dreams with joy.
We need to envision and believe what we conceive to achieve.

Children deserve to have the joy of nature, camp, animals, freedom of play.
It is available to all kids if the adults, parents and grandparents, are willing to cooperate.
Children can have a happy childhood, as long as all of us create spaces and places where kids can be kids.
Our grandparents’ camp this summer involved a horseback camp, 5 minutes away from our Lake House.

Riding horses was a small piece of the learning and joy.
Kids experienced riding, grooming, feeding and learning to really care about their horse.
They had dogs to feed and pet and play with.
A large pig (feral hog raised from birth) wandered freely in the farmyard, making mudholes to sleep in.
Two goats were born while the kids watched and they named them and held them.
They watched horses being shod and goats being give shots.
They played on a rope swing out over a culvert.
They went on a trail ride everyday to a nearby lake to get wet.
And so much more.
Fun, freedom, friends and farm life with animals that were loved and well cared for.

Do you want a safe place to raise your family?
Do you want to buy or rent a home you can afford?
Do you want to live in nature?
Do you want to experience a simple quiet life with friendly neighbors and no traffic/?

What do you want for yourself and your loved ones?
Are you willing to write the details down?
Are you open to do whatever it takes to have what you really want?
Are you willing to dare to let go of what you have? 

Are you stuck in complaining, justifying and making excuses?
Are you whining and blaming externals for not having and hiding your fearful unwillingness?
Are you scared of doing what it takes to educate yourself, prepare and move forward?
There is nothing that can stop you when you are 100% willing and committed to just do it!

Give yourself some clear goals.
Make a commitment to honor them.
Set a timeline with a step by step plan.
Begin practicing erasing all doubt and fear.
Forgive any obstacle or negative comments in your way.
Strengthen your resolve by appreciating and celebrating every movement you make.
Believe you can and you will dream, dare, do and celebrate your life!!

Loving you,  
Betty Lue
“Our Greatest Fear” 
Our greatest fear
is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light,
not our darkness,
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
“Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that others won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us,
it is in everyone,
and as we let our own light shine
we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear
our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson, 1992