No More Nightmares: Empowering Lesson From a Bad Dream

There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t want to wake for the same fear. ― Richelle E. Goodrich


I had a dream within a dream today. Something that happens quite often. I had a dream of my friends boarding a plane, and within seconds as it took off, it sliced in half and its burning pieces fell from the sky all over the runway spreading far beyond my eyes could see. Blood-chillingly horrendous scene! In a dream, I checked out the news (which I never do in reality), and the plane crash story got me flustered. I knew that my friends were on that plane coming back home to their beautiful angel daughter. It made my heart ache. Then I woke up in a dream hoping that “what I just saw” wasn’t real like we tend to expect when we refuse to acknowledge the fact that something terrible might have happened to your close ones.

So within a dream, I was trying to reach my friends on the cell phone (in case there was a mistake or confusion), but NO. Both telephone numbers were out of service forever… Then I woke up to the reality we share today.

A bitter feeling took me over. Next, I rolled out of bed to make some coffee in the hopes to find any bit of sense among the eery thoughts about what I just saw in my dream within a dream. Finally, here I am, sharing…

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Empowering Lesson From a Bad Dream

Look, I believe that nothing in life has a solid meaning, apart from the meaning we find and give to things. Therefore, I strive to provide meaning when it takes too long to find one. The same equation forced me to give a meaning to the dream that I happened to have today. One simple yet empowering lesson taken from a bad dream is: “Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had.”

Have you ever had the feeling that you should learn something, you know it makes sense (for everyone else), and yet you haven’t experienced its magnitude on yourself?

“Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had.” It reminds us gently to appreciate the people in our lives before we run out of time. And the truth is, we never know when we’ll run out of precious time given to us here on Earth.

Something to Think About Today

Can you become the force of positivity for someone today? Are you the kind of friend you would want to have in your life?

How often do you set aside your bundle of commitments and distractions to be present for someone?

Think about all the people you cherish and love who need your undivided attention and support in your life. What do we tend to take for granted in relationships with those we love the most, and what would it look like if we decided to change that just once?

Think about it. Make some adjustments. But most importantly, please, appreciate those you love. Give them a call, meet up, say you love them. You still have time to do that… so do it. Reach out.

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