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  • Writer's pictureSharon To

Quote of the Week: "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

Times have been tough lately for all of us, but sometimes it can be a relief to take a step back, take a breather, and reset.

And what better way to do so than the classic Cinderella adage:

What I love the most about this quote is that it really gives us license to hope. As a kid, I often felt ashamed when I caught myself wanting or imagining something that I didn’t think was feasible. I felt the urge to remind myself that I should be reasonable and I only think within the lines. Bu A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes made me feel like it was okay to feel and to want a future beyond what I thought was possible. And so now when I struggle, and when what I want conflicts with what I think I can have, I remind myself to keep believing and I allow myself to dream whatever dream I want to dream.

Now more than ever I think all our hearts are filled with many wishes whether it’s for the health and safety of our family, the wellbeing of our neighbors, or compassion from our community. The spread of the Covid-19 virus has presented to us very unique and different struggles depending on who we are and where we are in the world, but if there’s one thing that continues to unite us despite all of the strife, fear, and paranoia, it’s that we all dream and we all can have dreams. This virus cannot take away our ability to hope.

Even though the stresses of the world seem to be invading our lives and homes, it cannot invade our minds as long as we continue to remind ourselves that we can survive this as a community.

So keep on dreaming, friends! Our rainbow will come shining through soon enough, and when it does we can be rest assured that we didn’t give up!

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