30th September - Dreams
Today I will start to dream again.
An eight year old sits in school staring out of the window. Once again he's daydreaming. Maybe tonight Dad will come home happy and we'll have fun like we used to. Time after time he is disappointed.
Dreams often die young in families who hide alcoholism. I stopped dreaming many years ago, for my dreams never came true. Usually the very opposite happened. I was ridiculed for having dreams. Soon I learned that dreams are ridiculous. They involve a positive outlook and unfathomable possibilities. I had no time for such foolishness.
Today I will start to dream again. I will dare to think the impossible. I will allow myself to laugh about it, get excited about it and fantasize about all the things it could entail.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner