"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
~Erma Bombeck, author & humor columnist
Life requires different types of courage.
Some acts of courage transform a person into a hero.
Some acts of courage transform a person into the embodiment of the phrase, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13 NLT).
And then there is the courage to risk sharing your dreams with someone. Precious things, dreams. Fragile.
And yet given time and encouragement and belief, dreams become reality.
Many of my writing friends are meeting up at a writers conference in St. Louis later this month. They'll be showing their manuscripts--their dreams--to editors and agents and publishers.
Each 15 minute appointment is, in its own way, an act of bravery. Who knows? It's not the first step in the dream becoming a reality--but the next step.
In Your Words: Feeling courageous? Who do you share your dreams with? What dream are you cultivating?
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