Dreams

What do you dream of doing? There's this new product out in the market (well, it has been around for quite some time now) and it is called Hav It All.

Its positioning is for relatively older individuals (still at their prime in their 40s and 50s) who still have dreams to pursue and new roles to fulfill. So, Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan is a student. Jim Paredes is a photographer. They have taken on new roles after establishing themselves prominently in the fields that they have chosen earlier on.

Our household help B is in her twenties. Just a few days ago, she told us that she would be leaving for the province sometime next year to resume her studies. She wants to go to college and take up Accounting.

I am actually glad for her. Assuming she pushes through with her plan to study, I think she is on the right path to improving the way her life is. Why does she want to study? She wants to earn more so she can give her parents a more comfortable life. She doesn't think that her parents who are quite advanced in age should continue working as hard as they are working now to sustain the whole family. Pretty noble right? I listened to her story intently and after awhile, asked her if she could talk to my kids (haha) about her plans.

There are a lot of Filipinos out there like B, dreaming of a better life. Dreams are good -- as they sustain us, direct us, and give us hope. Better than just dreaming though is mustering the courage to go all out for your dream even if you aren't so sure that you will succeed. We've heard the line before -- If you can dream it, you can become it. Not true all the time as we have found out but in attempting to become it at least, we may give birth to new dreams that will spur us on.

So, dream good, dream big. That is the essence of life. For the person who is without a dream, slumbers forever.

[By Angelica Viloria | Tuesday, November 20, 2007]


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