My Not So Perfect But Fabulous Life

using my big words to inspire… & hopefully make a difference

The Barbie Dream January 17, 2010

Filed under: Dreams,Rest — MDunbar @ 3:29 pm

When was the last time you dreamed? Not a nighttime dream but a wide awake, if-I-could-have-anything-in-the-world kind of dream? I know for me it has been so long. My dreams are of simple things like paying off all our bills and the kids making decent grades. These are all valid things to want but they really aren’t pie in the sky dreams or as Miller puts it, “Big Honkin’ Barbie-pink Dreams.”

Miller goes on to say, “I think women get so busy with the nits and nats of life that we fail to be still and allow God to fill our minds with possibilities.” I know I can relate to this. Constantly going from here to there and trying to balance work and family life can be stressful and exhausting. When I know I should get up and work out I crawl under the covers for just a few more minutes of sleep. I always say that life gets in the way of everything we plan. The funny thing is, it isn’t even our plan! If you think about it, when you are still, when you quit your worrying, that is when things fall into a natural balance. Not to sound to Forrest Gump but my momma always said, if you don’t follow the instruction manual, the parts are going to break down and there can’t be a guarantee.

This week I am going to make a list of three things that are big dreams for me. Things that I want to do but never get around to doing or think I can never do in the first place. I challenge you to do the same. What is just one dream that you would like to see come to fruition?


2 Responses to “The Barbie Dream”

  1. Diane K. Says:

    Hey Marcia!! Some would call that a BHAG (a Big Hairy Audacious Goal) We did it as a project at work. We did personal BHAG’s and professional BHAG’s. We then shared them with our immediate teammates. It was a fun learning experience and it was good to put down on paper what your Big Hairy Audacious Goal [Dream} is!!! We took it a step further to list our personal Core Values and Core purposes. Very enlightening to stop and write down what you feel your values and purposes are.

    • MDunbar Says:

      I love that idea. We are doing that very thing at St. James. We are formulating our BHAG and it has really been neat to watch the people of the church come together on such an amazing project. I wish that everyone could/would take the time to do the same thing. I am working on figuring out how to simplify my life and focus on those things most important to me. Thanks for reading the blog! I hope that more poeple will share their opinions and feelings. Have a great week!

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