Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Do you have a dream? Is there something inside you that won't let you rest? Is there something you have always wanted to do since you were a child? Is there something you have discovered recently that you are passionate about and want to pursue? Sometimes our dreams consume us, but at the same time we can all too easily give up because it seems like a star that is too far out of reach.
The story you are about to read is the story behind my profile picture: It is a story written to encourage, to bring hope and purpose to your life, and most importantly to create faith in oneself. I hope you enjoy reading it, and I hope it challenges you to pursue your dreams Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to dream. She would wish upon stars and dream of the future. She would imagine great happiness and seek after new hope.
In fact, the little girl spent most of her days wishing and dreaming and hoping for things that would make her life a little less ordinary. The more she dreamed, the better she felt. And the better she felt the more she dreamed. Days, weeks and months passed.
The little girl continued to wish on stars and wait for the moment when one day, her dreams would come true. However, the little girl was so pre-occupied with her dreaming, that opportunities passed her by like clouds on the horizon.
One evening when the sky was twinkling with little stars, she noticed something floating by her. It was a little boy clutching desperately to a rope, which was attached to a sparkling star. The little girl stared in amazement before calling out desperately to the boy.
The boy surely and steadily began climbing up the rope towards his star, as he continued to pass by the little girl. The little girl looked up in the sky at all the stars she had ever wished on. There were millions and millions of them, each one twinkling so brightly. Not one of those stars had ever fallen into her lap. Not one of her wishes had ever come true.
This time she looked to a new star and made a new wish. She picked up a rope and with all her might threw it up into the sky.
It wrapped itself around her chosen star and she grabbed onto it for dear life. As a child, I would wish on stars, flower petals, and wishing wells, and although I did not really know if any of my dreams would ever come true, they still made me happy because they were my dreams.
They were unique to me and me alone. Something inside myself made me desire these things, and dream of them coming true. In a sense they were my ideals for my life. And some of these ideals and dreams I still hold to today. My dream now is still somewhat of a childhood one, in that as a child, I I loved drawing and writing and wanted to have a job that involved both.
Now I am on my way to pursuing a career as a children's book writer and illustrator. It is a dream that requires hard work, persistence and the ability to not let discouragement and rejection get me down. I, like the little girl in my story, have to grab my star and not let it go. Easier said than done. But then that's what pursuing your dreams are all about. Faith, hope and persistence.
Now you have to hit it back with commitment. Live the life you've imagined. God-given dreams can help you move into the future He is preparing for you. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. This story is really good. I just love it my daughter is in class 4 and in their school teachers told thaem to write an essay about My Dream,and this one good and I hope you give more Essays and Quotes like this. This is a good story and am seeing this kind of writing is the best and the drawing is also nice well done. A beautiful inspiring story. I started writing stories when I was ten years old and read them to my friends. As I matured, I realized that my mother wanted me to have a good paying job first and then pursue my story writing.
I've been writing short stories ever since then. Thank you Denise for your encouraging comment. I'm so glad my story touched you. Well done on reaching your dream. It's always so great to hear a success story! Delightful hub, Little Light, very inspirational. When I was 8 I began ballet lessons.
Quotes tagged as "hopes-and-dreams" (showing of 29) tags: hope, hopes -and-dreams, hopes-rise, inspirational-quotes, new-day, new-days, new-life. Great Picture Books to Inspire Hope in the World heard to make sure that the America we know is one of love, of hope, of kindness. we are reminded of how hope and dreams are not lost even when it seems that way. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers reminds us to not do that but to keep on.
I loved them and looked forward to my weekly lesson. Eight years passed and at age 16 I dreamed of having my own dance studio.
It took many more decades following that before I, at age 40, actually did get my dance studio and had my dream come true. I'm a firm believer of: It's never too late.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Children will not understand for example, "May you never grow tired of stretching your branches, dare to be different, don't deny second chances. Again, Linda Kranz uses colorful graphics to convey a powerful message. I Have a Dream. What better way to remind ourselves that this is what we should wish for everyone? Your email address will not be published. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.
Les Brown used to speak at a church I had attended in Michigan. He is a wonderful motivational speaker and his story is also an inspiration. What a beautiful Hub. I especially liked, " Thank you so much Just Ask Susan, Instantlyfamily and alissaroberts for your encouraging and heartwarming comments! I'm so glad to see my story has touched so many people in a positive way. The last sentence of this hub including the last few words "..
Faith, hope and persistence.. Ask any successful person and they will tell you that whatever they've accomplished so far has always started with a dream. That dream would later have been topped up with a lot of faith, hope, hard work and persistence, like you rightly mentioned. Your choice of quotes make for an inspirational read!
This is a beautiful list of books! I wish this would be be shared with every classroom teacher so that they could share the meaningful messages with their kids. Thanks, Pernille, for this timely post. Several favorites are here: I would add Smoky Nights to the list as well. It is an older book but speaks to the message of hope.
A remarkable and beautiful list for every human being, no matter what age. Thanks for compiling it! Each Kindness is my most recent read from this collection — a very special book. Several of those books are ones I love to pull out and read with my kids several times a year! Thanks for sharing this list! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
Skip to content August 12, August 13, Pernille Ripp.
What better way to remind ourselves that this is what we should wish for everyone? We must teach children that their actions, even their unkind ones, have repercussions and that we all play a part in how we make others feel. While this book does not offer up a happy ending, in my eyes, it offers up the perfect one.
What a powerful picture book written by Maya Angelou using paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat to remind us to face our own fears. When we learn about what others have accomplished and overcome sometimes our own troubles do not seem as scary. Poems About Amazing Hispanics. At times, the biggest reminder we need to not feel afraid is to be in the very moment we are in.
Now by Antoinette Portis is magnificent in its simplicity and powerful reminder of mindfulness, quiet, and patience. Lost and Found Cat: While also offering us a starting point to bring in the stories of refugees in our classrooms, this picture book is one that all ages can connect with. How can you find hope in a picture book about death?
While death is inevitable, how we feel about it is a choice. Have we forgotten how to be united as a nation? The book reminds us of what the power of one can do in the face of adversity. It is also a beautiful tale of friendship and reaching out to others. Sometimes the world is so scary that all we want to do is shut the door and protect our hearts.