Livin’ The Dream

Livin’ The Dream

Livin' The Dream

I used to work with this guy named Brian. Brain was a cool guy. He was tall and big, with a shaved head and a big bushy mustache and probably the nicest guy you’ve ever met. We worked together at a pizza place, but this was his second job. He worked for a grocery store in town and would come to work with us after he got off work there. Everyday when he walked into work, he’d have a huge smile on his face and when asked how he was doing, he’d say, “Livin’ the dream!”

Brian was an example of a cheerful guy. There’s a lesson to be learned here about cheerfulness, but there’s something else I want to get at. Are you living the dream?

Before I was married, I used to dream of being a husband and a father. When I worked at theDove and the pizza place, I dreamed of being paid enough at theDove to just work there. My wife and I have dreamed since we got married that we would one day have enough money that there would still be money in our food budget after we go grocery shopping. I used to dream of directing live TV. Not to long ago I used to dream that my job at work would change just a little so that I didn’t have to do compliance work and I could focus on production.

Every one of these things are happening now. I am living the dream. But I don’t feel like I am.

How many dreams have come true in your life? I bet if you took a few minutes and thought about it, you would realize that you are living the dream. Both you and I may not have every dream we’ve ever dreamed, but we have a lot more than we act like we do.

The problem is that the dream doesn’t happen with fireworks and music and sparkles in our eyes, they happen like everything else happens, normally. Normal doesn’t feel like a dream, but it is.

Think back and try to think of the dreams you’ve had. Which ones are you living now? It’s good to go back and remember those dreams and thank God for making them happen in your life.

Are you living the dream? I’d love to know that it’s not just me! Please share what dreams you are living as an encouragement to myself and others who read this post!


Josiah Douglas isn't a super smart guy (even though he has a bachelor's degree), and he doesn't know a lot about God (his degree is in theology), but he does think a lot and sometimes he writes those things down so that you can read them too!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Personally, working at theDove is how I’m living the dream. When I was working at theDove and the pizza place, I was so tired all of the time. For a long time I dreamed of only working at theDove. Now I am. It’s easy to forget that this is what I wanted and take it for granted, but I really am living the dream.

  2. I used to dream of being a wife and mom. Now that I am a wife and a mom, I realize being a stay at home mom is hard! Its easy to focus on how hard it is and how naughty my kids are. But I’m living the dream! My whole life I wanted to grow up and get married and have kids! I need to focus on how great my life is instead of the tiny parts of my day that aren’t all dreamy.

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