Follow Your Dreams!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau

I am usually the one in the group that says:

Dare to dream! Believe in your dreams! Visualize what you want!

It’s true, I have been accused of being a Pollyanna more times than I can count (usually by someone who doesn’t really like the aforementioned book nor the movie with Hailey Mills.)

Amy Purdy affirms my beliefs better than anything I could write:

“Our imaginations can be used as tools for breaking through borders, because in our minds we can do anything and we can be anything. It’s believing in those dreams, and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.”


Please take the time to watch this inspirational TED talk.  It is well worth ten minutes of your life.



I hope you take the time to watch this.  Amy Purdy is an inspirational young woman! I’d love to hear about what you are going to use your imagination for today.

And as always thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.



7 thoughts on “Follow Your Dreams!

  1. Patti, I LOVE the TED talk library and you really pulled a gem out for us to see. Her message is so appropriate for so many different topics. I like to think of “her legs” as my relationship with my mother. We don’t have to become disabled by our emotional baggage…..We can let our baggage “enable” us to move forward! Awesome post! Thank you.


  2. Brilliant! I had tears with my smiles. Although i’m a bit lacking in the imagination catagory, I’m good at recognizing the doors when they open for us. After coming to grips with two incurable diseases ( alcoholism and diabetes ) I didnt consider them borders working against me. More like the new beginning she talked about. Both of these ailments gave me the desire and energy to turn my life around in different ways. Truly a blessing in disguise! Thanx again for the tales of inspiration. Doug


  3. Pingback: Boundaries. Keeping others out or Keeping you in? | Both Sides Now

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