I’ve been day dreaming a lot lately. Dreaming about things I’d like to do, ways I’d like to spend my time, places I’d like to travel to, food I’d like to eat. It’s all very child-like and inspiring to think about but I’m fairly certain only 20 percent of my day dreams actually come to fruition. But this week one did and it has to do with this picture.
Recently I thought about this boat. I don’t remember exactly what I was thinking about when it came to mind, but I just remember imagining two people in a tiny wooden boat floating on top of a big blue sea that was rife with intense blue hues. The people were drifting along quite content and unafraid of their surroundings, not because they were oblivious to how big or deep the ocean was but because they weren’t afraid because their boat was able. It seemed profound enough to draw or write down, so I did both.
I didn’t want to forget it like I do so many other things. And even if it’s just for me and for no one else, I’m still glad to share it. Who knows, maybe you’re feeling like your boat’s not mighty enough for the ocean in your life, but maybe that’s where I come in and say you’re just thinking too much about the water – be it distractions, fears or obstacles – and you should focus more on your sails or your friend or the journey.
Sound simple enough? It really is. Now go and let your boat be mighty, and don’t let the ocean stop you from doing or going or creating or whatever it is your day dreams are telling you to do. Life is too short to stay on the dock.