Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wishful Thinking {a guest post by Live & Enliven}


When Melissa invited me to share on this exciting and inspiring part of her gorgeous blog I was moved and honored. I love bloggers and people in general who keep things real, who are optimistic and who challenge us with topics like this every day. I am blown away by being here and grateful to post my few words in this space. Thank you.

Deep breath… and here I go:

I’ve always been a dreamer. Ever since I can remember I’ve either been wishing for a seemly impossible occurrence or living the manifestation of my wishes. I’ve been diagnosed with the deranged characteristic of being an endless idealist. Isn’t that what we all do - prepare for the worst and hope for or expect the best? At twenty-something I wish I could say my idealistic ways have changed but they have not. At least twice a day I close my eyes and make a wish – they usually come true. I credit that to the fact that I’m not an object seeker, my dreams and expectations always involve some kind of feeling or the precious gift of health.

These days I’ve been wishing for peace, with myself and those around me and for those around me. I think only good things can happen when we have peace. I find myself being more controlled, happy and hopeful. I’ve realized with the change of seasons in my life that the most powerful wishes are those made when we feel the most powerless. When there’s nothing we can do but wish. Seeing one of those come true is the highest most indulgent feeling on Earth, or so I think.

I cannot imagine being deprived of having hope for the future: I read articles online, flip through magazines and watch the news - and it breaks my heart to see what the world goes through every day, to see there are people in such situations in which they can only live a day at a time and not dare to wonder what tomorrow will be like, because the future will most likely be the same. I take it as a mission to wish for them too, to dream that things for them will also change.

For that reason and for the fact that even though there’s a past in everybody’s life there’s a future too. I relentlessly refuse to stop dreaming and so should you.

Ana is one of those lovely souls who looks at the world through a beautiful lens, her heart, and it shows in everything she writes and offers on her inspiring blog Live & EnlivenHer beautiful wishful words above will remain with me for some time to come, and I am honored she shared her honest thoughts here.  Merci Ana.


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23 comments:

  1. That picture is gorgeous!!

    http://lovelyprettyworld.blogspot.com/

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  2. Such a lovely gal... a kindred spirit whom I've wished to be next-door-neighbors with on more than one occasion :) (ahhh... we'd cook- and talk- up a STORM, she and I).

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  3. Such a lovely gal... a kindred spirit whom I've wished to be next-door-neighbors with on more than one occasion :) (ahhh... we'd cook- and talk- up a STORM, she and I).

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  4. Such a lovely gal... a kindred spirit whom I've wished to be next-door-neighbors with on more than one occasion :) (ahhh... we'd cook- and talk- up a STORM, she and I).

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  5. Beautiful post! And I'm in love with that image, so romantic!

    xo mary jo

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  6. Oh my. "Even thought there's a past in everyone's life, there's a future, too." Chills, from head to toe. Ana? You're beautiful. Just a stunning soul. And your words changed me today.

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  7. lovely post :) As much as I try to fight it I am a dreamer by nature.

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  8. I wish Ana had the perfect life so she could just relax and write all day long. She would spoil us rotten with her beautiful words.

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  9. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I am blushed and equally agree that all of you are beautiful souls. Thank you for making my day so much more special!

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  10. I've always been a dreamer. And to do good in this world always puts a smile on somebodys face, not just yours. I tend to do a few charities when I sell my stuff on etsy or something, also I volunteer at my friend's foundation for children with health risks.

    To get away from reality, I day dream. But it's not like I dont like my life. I love it. It's just, it could be better and I'm trying to work my way for my life to be better. Such as starting my business. It's not easy but hey, you never know until you give it a shot. It's my dream :)

    Well I'm a new follower on your blog, hope you will follow back :)

    ~ Jasmine

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  11. This was such a beautiful post. Ana is really someone special.

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  12. I'm so happy I knew your blog, Ana! You are such a great REAL person!
    xxx

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  13. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I keep coming here to read your thoughts and I leave with a smile on my face. Happy day to all! xoxo

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  14. Such a beautiful post from someone with a truly beautiful heart and spirit.

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  15. I am a dreamer too. Wonderful post!
    Ada

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  16. What an amazing post. Ana is truly inspiring. Love her blog.
    xo

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  17. A cynical girl for much I've my life, I have in the past few years discovered the value and beauty in optimism and wish-making. I really related to what Ana said here.

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  18. Beautiful, wonderful words. I'm a bit of a cynic but always try to be optimistic about different people and experiences....

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  19. ♡♡♡♡♡
    dreamers are the best!!!
    dreaming is how things get started.
    you're post is just lovely, puts a smile on my face.
    xoxo

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  20. I adore Ana and I'm a dreamer too!!!! Beautiful post and so happy you featured her on your blog,
    xo,
    Lulu

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  21. I relate to everything you said, as long as I can remember I have been a dreamer too, blame it on growing up with fairy tale stories read to me or the fact that I am a cancerian. Unfortunately it's because I am too intuitively in tune with my surroundings that makes me so sad of anything I see on the news, or even on the street (recently moving from Australia to USA really opened up my eyes to the way some people live and it is so saddening and heart breaking :( Its worse when you feel helpless and can't do anything about it, but I do hope there is always hope for the future, thanks for sharing such a lovely post xx

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