Saturday, April 11, 2009

I Dare Say.

When you were a kid you had the guts to say what you really wanted to be when you grew up - I mean really wanted to be. No filters, no consideration for the impossible, no road blocks.

I started trying to configure plan 'B' in high school because I knew that 'A' was/continues to be ridiculous.

Lately, I have started to think about plan A again. I've wondered what harm could come from knocking on that door...trying that handle. Foolish - more than likely. A long shot? Understatement of the century. However I, like Michael Scott, am challenged by the words of Wayne Gretzky when he said, "you miss one hundred percent of the shots you never take."

I'm still young enough to think that crazy things can happen. I'm still optimistic enough to say maybe so. I believe in a God who, I think, smiles at a curious soul. Without faith it is impossible to please God. It comes down to believing in the impossible. Believing in the big dreams is about as impossible as believing in resurrection from the dead. But to put your trust in one and not the other is falling short of the intention of both - life well lived.


Be expecting a phone call, NASA.

(Just kidding.)


Jamiedidit said...

Plan A: Dolphin Lady at the Gulfarium.
Plan B: Elephant lady at the circus.
Secret Plan if the Amazon Kindle had never been invented: Children's librarian.

Jamiedidit said...

Ooh GIRL. You have no idea of the number of times I have said that "The Shop Around the Corner" would be EXACTLY what I would do, given unlimited cash.

PLUS, the movie references the Betsy-Tacy series, only the greatest fiction series of all time.

AND, I bet when you DID find Layne stuff, it was really LAINE after Stacy's snotty friend in the Babysitters' Club books.

Anonymous said...

Whether its ABC plan or M plan I know you will I say, GO FOR IT!!