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“If You Don’t Have A Dream, How You Gonna Have A Dream Come True?”

The 1950s the musical entitled “South Pacific” featured a memorable old island character who sang a song of encouragement to the young lovers with the words “you gotta have a dream – if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?”

In 1963 MLK gave his now famous  “I Have a Dream” speech which is well known to all of us, and set the precedent for ending discrimination.  You may not be making a speech to 200,000 people from the Lincoln Memorial or singing a song on Broadway; however you may have a dream about the world you want to live in.   So just what is your dream?

Author Lee Carroll wrote “…each balanced human who has a positive outlook and exudes well being is able to make….even vast sweeping social change that has to start inside the mind and heart of one person at a time”.      YOU have a mind and a heart that can make a difference in the world.

We in Compassionate Leadership have witnessed the benefits and outcomes of watching people who pause in their day to think about their dream, their world - be it external or internal - and create a vision for that world.  We have watched the smiles come across faces just by thinking and imagining their world.

We have watched participants meticulously come up with a description of the role they would like to assume in their vision, and what part they would like to play.   Sometimes with ease and sometimes painstakingly, tiny steps are identified one by one as to when and where and how they might begin to realize their goals and their vision.

I’m so moved and inspired to be a part of people’s lives as they take their vision into the world.  I would like to invite you to consider joining our vision to enlarge the community of people whose intention is to connect, to care, to be considerate, and have compassion for others.

How?  First of all continue to care and be considerate and connect to yourself so that you can be compassionate with others.  Secondly join us for Taste of Compassionate Leadership, a free teleclass on the third Saturday of each month, and thirdly consider becoming a part of Compassionate Leadership by reading Rodger Sorrow’s article on “Three Ways to Join CL 12”.

As spring begins to emerge for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and we watch the buds explode on the trees, may you find compassion, caring, consideration and connection as you take your dream into the world.
------Faye Landey, for the Team

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