Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dreams Really Do Come True

That's right. And I have proof.

This guy...  Jarno Smeets had the audacity to dream of flying. I'm sure we've all been there, thrown a penny into the fountain, wishing we could fly. But none of us have actually tried to make that dream come true. Outside of jumping off the garage roof, or past the age of 10.

I have a distinct memory of sharing a wishbone with my mother as a small child. After winning the split, she asked me what I had wished for. I grinned sheepishly and she asked if I had wished I could fly. I didn't need to nod for her to know my answer. She saw it in my face. And then suggested that maybe next time, I shouldn't waste a wish on something that would never come true.

But this guy did it. He ACTUALLY did it.

And it got me thinking. This guy dreamed of flying and made that dream come true. It makes my goal of being a published writer seem... realistic. I know, I know, that's crazy. (I'm sure all of you aspiring writers out there understand) But if he can fly, why can't I publish a book?

There will always be people reminding you to wish for the practical, and while it's good to wish for those things too... don't let them kill your dream. Dream big. This guy did, and look where it got him. Some 30 feet in the air.

Watch the video of the flight here.