So last April, when we did the posts on hope and change, one of the people that we wrote about was my friend Rob Skiba. He was the dreamer I met in the winter of 2003. He had moved here to start over and he worked for years traveling the world working for East-West Ministries, which is based here in the Dallas area. Now he is working on the film project called Seed. He has many adventures with his wife Sheila. They are partners in life and partners in business.
What I wanted to bring up in this end-of-the-year theme of hope is this question: How are you with hope in your dreams? They say it is darkest just before the light. In our lives, it is so hard keep our dreams alive in a world where people have to work two and three jobs just to keep food on the table. We never know how close our dream is. Well it’s the end of the year and for so many people they hoped just to live through this year.
When it comes to dreams, most of us have bigger dreams than just getting through the year alive. I think back to the movie, Pretty Woman, where the old man is walking down through Hollywood, and you can tell he is aged. He is saying “Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream? Everyone who comes to Hollywood has a dream what’s yours?” When you think of a seasoned, older man who is asking you about your dream, that is a sign of hope.
So 2012 is just around the corner and a dream in your life should still be alive. Just the other day I was talking to someone from the Detroit area who was telling me of the struggles her city has faced over the past few years. Well she told me she still has a dream alive. That is hope; even with all that some people have been through they still have a dream.
What is the dream in your life that you need to keep hope in? Take a look back to see the post in April. See what Rob went through in his life. I remember days of walking out to see him in the hall at church because he really did not want to be around any encouragement. I remember the first dating relationship he tried after his divorce, and when that ended how he took it. Then I think back to when I was going through tough times and he had a good job. It was Rob who came over and paid to fix my car when I was almost walking in the winter time.
We will all have times of doubt in life, but the dream that is inside of us should always stay alive. If you feel like you have no hope, it’s time to grab hope the most. Remember it’s always darkest before the dawn. Take out a sheet of paper and write down your dream one more time and post it so you can look at it and remind yourself your dream is still there. Hope is the key to keep any dream alive. So what’s your dream?
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Keep hope alive in your dream and soon you’re going to be a RockStar in your world.
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