Hilda Doolittle said, "You don't even know what a dream is; how did it come? It didn't come, it was there" (1886-1961, “Dreams“.) Any sequence of images, thoughts or feelings going through the mind while sleeping, is called a dream, however; dreams do not only occur during sleep. Some of the best dreams will occur in the middle of the day, while you're wide awake. A simple thought that crosses your mind, or in conversations with others you may find a future dream. According to Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary, God has even frequently made use of dreams in communicating his will to men (Gen 28:12; 31:10; 31:24; 37:9-11; Judg 7; 1King 3:5.)
Nearly everyone sets goals for themselves. As these goals are in progress or nearing completion, you might hear, “My dreams are coming true”. As I sit here, I remember being four years old, sitting in the doctor's office waiting room, waiting for my favorite nurse (Lisa) to come out and get me. On this morning, Lisa didn't come for me, instead a different nurse, who I'd never seen before came out. She was much older (it seemed so, at the time, anyway.) This new nurse told me, when I asked, that Lisa had left to go back to school to become a doctor. I remember saying to her, "why would she do that? She already has the best job ever!" This new "old" lady said to me, "well honey, it is her dream to become a doctor." I didn't know what she meant back then; I was upset that Lisa had left me with this "old, not so nice" new nurse. Today, when I get the question, "You've already got the job, why do you need a business degree?" I simply respond with, "It's my dream!"
Just this morning, I was driving my daughter (she is eight and such a priss-pot) to school and she heard on the radio that Sugarland is coming to North Carolina. She said to me, "Mommy, we have to go! That would be a dream comes true!" What she doesn't know is that I've already made plans to take her, so I'm very excited about presenting her...
Cited: Doolittle, Hilda (H.D.). “Dreams.” U.S. Poet. 1886-1961
Easton, Matthew G. Easton’s Bible Dictionary. London, Edinburgh, New York. T. Nelson and Sons. 1894/1897
Collins, William. Collin’s English Dictionary. 10th Ed. William Collin’s Son & Co. Ltd. 1979/1986. Harper Collin’s Publisher’s. 1998/2000/2003/2005/2006/2007/2009
Walton, David. Online Etymology/Oxford English Dictionary. 3rd Ed. New York. Douglas Harper. 1997-2012.
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