I have seen this movie only twice but the second time I saw the movie this scene stuck out so vividly in my mind. And I didn’t know why until I began to think about writting this post.

I think about how true those words are. In life many people have many dreams and through the course of life their dreams dwindle. Be it lack of belief that it can be done or just that the dream just isn’t important anymore they go away many never to return again. Many times the reason is people have told their dream to someone who couldn’t understand it and because they don’t understand it they not only reject it but they try to annihilate it. For some it doesn’t stop them from attempting to reach their orginial dream and they press forward fighting everyone who is condricting their truth. For most others when the right person advises that the dream that they hold dear is impossible they walk away from it without many regrets.

It’s important for us to protect our dreams and visions. How do you do that? Keep your dream close to your heart and don’t tell everyone your dream. Everyone close to you can not appreciate your mind and heart, so when you have something deep inside of you that you want they can’t help you build it. In not understanding what is within you, they speak nonsense over your dream to get you to think that it’s either impossible or unimportant. I have seen the dreams, visions, and expectations of people, including myself, go by the wayside because we did not know the importance of keeping you dream protected.

In life we go through many steps to protect many things of various importance in our lives but many of our dreams ended up unprotected. You lock your doors when you leave your car or house. You have a password for your computer, phone, and email. But where your dreams are concerned there is not covering. Many times in the excitement of finding your dream you share it with someone in your life and they spit on your dream. When someone disregards your dream you need to know that your dream is important enough to you to keep fighting for. In life many people have had dreams that we seemily unimportant or impossible but they pressed forward. They had to have had many people say that it would never happen but through their blood, sweat, tears, and faith they made it.

I encourage everyone to live you dreams. No matter what age you are live them. If not you then who? Why should others build their dreams and visions and get what they have expected while you just get what comes to you? I beg  you to protect your dream and that you exercise wisdom in sharing your dream. And if someone doesn’t understand your dream I pray that God gives you the strength to press forward and fight for your dream, vision, or expection.

Profoundly drinking in Beyonce’s Listen with a Clear conscience.


My mother used to tell me, “Don’t say what wouldn’t do because you never know what you will do when you’re in certain situations.”  For some parts of my life my mother’s statement is true, but there are somethings that I know how I would handle certain situations. Today I am just going to keep it easy, kind of like an update on what I think about life.

On Tuesday June 2, 2009 a boy from my church drowned in the pool at his house. He had been riding his bike and fell into the pool. When his cousin found him, he was unconscious and his mother tried to resuscitate him.  Due to the nature of the situation the ambulance arrived and took him to the nearest hospital where they were able to revive him. The boy was 4. All everyone could think of was how soon it had happened and that just the Sunday prior we had seen him.

Fast forward to today when you see both his parents in service, not as spectators but at their posts. They pushed through all of their hurt and pain not only to attend church but to maintain their regular duties in service. His mother is on the praise dance team and she danced this morning, as I spoke to one of the other dance team members he told me that they always dance no matter what. He told me that the coordinator said it’s the best way to release. I thought about how sometimes you have to continue your regular commitments in times of anguish and pain just to maintain. And with the support of their family and church family they seemingly made it through a very hard day.

As my sister and I were driving in the car I said to her, “they don’t know who they touched by just being at service today not to mention participating.” It took my mind back to watching an episode of Run’s House when his wife delivered her third child only to have her third child die soon after. I was amazed by their strength and the will to press forward despite an undisputedly hard time. The strength in both families has touched me in so many ways. I thought about how the things I once counted as trials are really not, they merely speed bumps. The difference a trial is something that is long and drawn out and intense; a speed bump slows you on your way to somewhere else.

I thought about a conversation I had with a friend of mine about what I want in a person in my life and I don’t recall if I said anything about strength, but after the events of this week I have seen a side of strength that I cannot life without. I say this because sometimes life brings you trials and obstacles and if someone in your life cannot have to strength to build you up when you are broken down it makes for a useless friendship, relationship, or partnership. I saw the support that came from within and it amazed me in their times of sorrow. What I saw is not taught, it is cultivated. This has shown me that undoubtedly bad things will happened but it is important how you rebound because it shows what is truly inside of you.

Retrospectively drinking in Byron Cage’s I need you now with gold dazzle.