A dream - a seed of an idea that slowly, secretly even, reveals itself.
You guard this precious thing, choosing to tell a select few - your inner circle - for fear that exposing it too soon, to too many, may somehow hamper its growth.
It's delicate and precious and needs nurturing. Forcing it doesn't work - a gentle hand is required.
What dreams do you secretly hold in your heart? How are you keeping them alive?
Do you even have a dream? Has stress stomped on that seedling, smothering it, so that it didn't get a chance to come into existence?
Are you surrounded by people who share in the joy of your dreams? Encouraging them and you - even when you think that you may no longer be able to achieve them? They still see the potential - in you.
Do your dreams matter to the significant people in your life? Do they take pleasure in seeing you reach for and attain them?
Do they want them for you?
Who has nurtured the seedlings of your dreams?
Photo courtesy of Jean-Paul Brouard.