Just a couple of quick thoughts for this rainy, wet first Sunday of 2009.

In Relief Society this morning, someone asked why we feel that we have to wait until the beginning of a new year to start something new or to resolve to do better. Good question. Why indeed? Every single day is a fresh slate, one that gives us the opportunity to begin afresh, to change things, to start a long overdue project, or make that phone call. I think the reason Cookie’s comment resounded within me so much is because when reading last night I came across the thought that every breath you take is a second chance.

 Then there’s young Sophie’s song, “I Have a Dream,” from Mamma Mia. It’s a great song, and one that I’ve listened to several times since hearing her beautiful voice on Broadway. Sophie has grown up on this remote island and has never really been away to see any of this great big beautiful world. On the threshold of marriage, she’s pondering her life and states, “When I know the time is right for me, I’ll cross the stream. I have a dream.”

What’s your dream? Are you ready to cross the proverbial stream? Will you know when the time is right for you? Is it now? If not now, then when? Kudos to Hayden and all others with the chutzpah enough to turn dreams into reality.

 

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