Thursday, May 08, 2008

I like dreamin'

In the 1980's, I was one of a large group of people-someone who became an Amway distributor with hopes of becoming a millionaire in record time but never did. I was told by my sponsor that you don't sell soap, you sell hope. Uh huh. In my lifetime, I have had trouble selling water to people in the desert, but that's not the point to this post.

Anyone who has had the pleasure(?) of being "presented the business" will remember the dream session. this is where you were encouraged to imagined the house you wanted to live in, the car you wanted to drive, and all the vacations you wanted to take. and you were encouraged to dream big.

Well even though I never did much as a hope salesman, I continue to dream nowadays. I continue to dream of being to make a living at mass communication. I dream about writing a book. I dream of the day when my house is paid off.

A common thread through the blogs I read is depression. I'm certain in these days, with rising gas and grocery prices, some depression is getting worse. If you look at that, you feel that there is no hope. As a Christian, I don't feel that depression is in God's plan. I believe that God wants us to have hope and he wants us to help others to see hope.

I always think about giving someone a chance to crack a smile when they look at this page, or when I leave a comment somewhere. The dream of making you laugh, or just smile gives me the encouragement I need to keep writing.

5 comments:

Monday through Sunday said...

I like to dream!

Chelle said...

Dreamin'....it's what keeps me going!
Your post always bring a smile to my face...

dons_mind said...

wow..amway....been there and done that for sure - - wasted a lot of money on those "motivational" cassette tapes and attending meetings and conventions....shudder to think the amount i could have now if i had saved and invested those monies....ahhhh welll, somedays a diamond...... :)

Michelle said...

I have a challenge to add to your dreaming - a dream that is global.

BTW, I have a challenge for you.
Feel free to ignore it... or join in.

http://crows-feet.blogspot.com/2008/05/standing-women-website-pledge.html

PS... I'm non gender biased so I see no reason why there can't be Standing Men. ;-)

Pat Jenkins said...

why is it i am always CRYING after i have read your posts wixy... i am kidding....