Holly and Heather’s Helpful Hint: Hold on to Your Dreams!
We are planners and dreamers. The two of us are always talking about new ideas for lots of different things in our lives. Future stuff, things that may never happen but are fun to think about. Every now and then we actually make one of our “dreams” a reality (this blog is actually a great example of that!)
Talking to others recently about a few new, fun things we are trying to do, we have had our dreams criticized. Enthusiasm for trying something new was met with negativity – it was crushing! We always try to see things from the other person’s point of view…are they jealous? Just busy? Perhaps self-absorbed in their own world that they don’t even realize they are being pessimistic? Whether the reaction is from a friend or an acquaintance it hurts; but you have to put it out of your mind and move forward!
Surround yourself with positive people who will listen to you, cheer for you and support you. There will always be naysayers; you have to put that aside, see that maybe they have their own agendas and keep your happy spirits about what you are doing. How you live your life is up to you, don’t let anyone steal your joy.