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I have a dream

“I have a dream, a song to sing 
To help me cope with anything 
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale 
You can take the future even if you fail 
I believe in angels 
Something good in everything I see 
I believe in angels 
When I know the time is right for me 
I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream 

I have a dream, a fantasy 
To help me through reality 
And my destination makes it worth the while 
Pushing through the darkness still another mile” 

Are you singing the song in your head while reading this? 
I hadn’t realized how powerful this song is until I watched Mamma Mia! 
I know some of you might disagree with Musicals and I perfectly respect your opinion; however, Mamma Mia is an absolutely wonderful movie! Who thought that Pierce Brosnan could even sing? Well he does and together with all the cast of the movie they just transport us to a wonderful world of acting, dancing and singing par excellence. No visual effects… just good old movie making. 
Mamma Mia does have a very strong message. The island, the little hotel, the 3 men from Meryl Streep’s past, her 2 best friends, Amanda Seyfried who plays her daughter and her 2 best friends, her relationship with her soon-to-be husband, the preparations for the wedding, the beach, the party… what an emotion-filled movie!
I left the movie theatre with a light heart and images from my own life were flashing through my head. This movie is about so many things: Memories that we should cling on to, choices that we make, friendships that we treasure; the freedom, the laughter, the love, the happiness, the boldness, the courage, the truth, the past and the future. 
You can actually smell the sea and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. The movie engages all of your senses.
What would we become without our dreams? 
So many of the clients I work with actually lost sight of their own dreams. Their dreams got lost somewhere along the way in the long line of duties, responsibilities and social expectations. They have ambition but no passion to fuel it and no dreams to pursue. They tell me that they feel a part of them is dead and sometimes they can’t recognize the person they see in the mirror every morning. And they ask: Where did my vibrant, free-spirited, life-sucking self go? 
Vacations are usually a good time for us to spend a few moments with ourselves away from our usual surroundings and all the duties that we have to fulfil on daily basis. Did you get the chance to spend time with yourself on your last vacation?
Were you able to get in touch with yourself? With who you truly are? 
Can I call forth your fun creative self and ask you to start singing aloud? Are you too shy to do that? Then try to sing “I have a dream” the next time you’re in the bathroom. Think about every word in that song and see how it shows up in your life today. 
Do you have a dream?
Do you believe in angels? In good things?
Are you an optimist?
Do you have the courage to take on the future even if it’s at the risk of failing? 
Will you cross the stream for the sake of your dreams? 
Will your final destination help you to push through the darkness? 

If your answer is “No” to any of the above questions then you need to stop and re-evaluate where you are on your path in life. If you’re ready, you can get in touch with me. Life Coaching can help you to re-connect with your dreams in order to reach that final destination.

I’d love to hear from you on this subject. Please  share with me your views on the movie and what it meant to you. 
I wish you will find the strength to cross the stream, the courage to move forward and the wisdom to make the right choices for you. Just remember that “a dream is a wish your heart makes”.

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