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12/3/07 3:34 P

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Thanks Lisa I LOVE James Allen... great article...

line upon line, precept upon precept...

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12/2/07 11:47 A

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I so love this article! We all have dreams and when we were children we thought about them a lot more. Then we started hearing that things "couldn't be done" or that we "shouldn't day dream"...blah, blah, blah!

We can dream and we can make those dreams come true. I have a passion in my heart...just like all of you! It was put there for a reason...and because it was put there, you will have the ability to fulfill that passion!!!! I have seen it happen too many times to believe otherwise!

So take the time to focus on your dreams today...and then take action! Do the do and watch your dreams come true!

Make it a great day!

by Vic Johnson
(excerpted from Day by Day with James Allen)

"Dreams are the seedlings of realities." - As A Man Thinketh

Look slowly around you. All that you see at this moment was one day but someone's dream - a "seedling of the reality" it was to become. In our lifetime we have benefited greatly from the dreams of so many.

Mandela, Mother Teresa, Einstein, Gandhi, Spielberg, Disney, Gates and the list could go on and on and on -- all began with a dream. Who could forget one of the most powerful speeches of all time by Dr. Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream". While we haven't become the color-blind society we should be, go back and read the speech and see how far we've come since Dr. King first spoke those "seedlings" into reality.

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Celine Dion performed a song called The Power of the Dream.

"Deep within each heart,
There lies a magic spark,
That lights the fire of our imaginationů

Your mind will take you far
The rest is just pure heart,
You'll find your fate is all your own creation."

Sounds a lot like James Allen, doesn't it?

So maybe you don't see yourself as a Mandela or Mother Teresa. But if you haven't already discovered it, deep inside you there is a dream. It was put there by the one who created you, as we are told in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Ralph Marston, who's Daily Motivator has brightened my day for some time now, writes, "On a regular basis, take time to imagine the very best that life can be. Step aside for a moment from the day-to-day concerns of life. Re-establish contact with your highest goals and most treasured dreams. Remind yourself of the beautiful possibilities that life holds for you. Renew your determination to bring them to fruition.

"Spend some quality time with your dreams. They are real to the extent that you value them. To the extent that you commit to them and work for them, they will come true."

The final verse of Celine's song ends with:

"There's so much strength in all of us,
Every woman, child and man,
It's the moment that you think you can't,
You'll discover that you can."

And that's worth thinking about.

This article is excerpted from Vic Johnson's book, Day by Day with James Allen. "Day by Day with James Allen" gives you a bite-sized, daily helping of James Allen's self-help classic, As A Man Thinketh, along with the insights and experiences of himself and others.

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