Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dreaming is a form of planning


Grace’s guitar lessons are now an hour long.  Rather than wait in the car as we have been doing, Lilah and I decided to venture out and use our time to discover great things.

We found a used book store.  





We bought many books.




We have been reading non-stop lately.  It makes this Mama so very happy.  Ecstatic really.




Then we popped into a new bakery who just happen to be winners of one of Lilah’s favorite shows, TLC’s Cupcake Wars.  This is market research.  





I told Lilah that my dream is to own a used bookstore with lots of fabulous books, a cozy reading nook, tables to work on, and a cafe offering the best coffee and treats.  I would run the bookstore.  She would run the cafe and Grace would play acoustical guitar (or perhaps a piano) on weekends!  Ah to dream........




Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

6 comments:

  1. I love when I get time alone with one of the girls, cupcakes or just a walk or a bike ride or a movie...

    My dream for when the girls go off on their own is to open a daycare center and work with toddlers...I've been starting to learn about what I will need to do, requirements in our state, etc. I wish we had homeschooled from the beginning and this would be my chance to do some of those things...

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    1. I have thought of doing the same thing too! Sometimes I play around with options that I can do to earn money to pay for college tuition yet have freedom and flexibility to be my own boss.

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  2. That's so funny. My dream has always been to own a bookstore too. I love books. Wish my daughter shared the same love, but we are all different people and she has her own loves and passions.
    Blessings
    Diane

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    1. My oldest has her own plans and with her determination I am sure she will make them happen. There was a fabulous used bookstore in our town that closed a few years ago. I was not in a place where I could have bought the business, but now I think about it from time to time and wonder what if.......

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  3. My dream has always been to own a funky, eclectic bookstore too! I think anyone who loves to read has had this dream at times. I want mine to have a spiral staircase. I can honestly picture it in my mind.

    When you open yours Keilee can come do monologues and scenes every now and then. ;)

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  4. I think wondering what if... keeps us young. It also inspires our girls to see that anything is possible and that following your passions is a lifelong pursuit!

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