When I realized that there are kids out there who don't know how to dream, it broke my heart. All this talk of dreams really ticked some of them off
"I don't have a dream - I'm not good at anything."
This stumped me. As a young teen, I didn't have a lot of self-confidence either, but at least, I had a dream. I was going to become famous. I might not have been the best singer, writer, student, athlete, or actress, but I was going to become famous.
I think it was because I had books. I had an escape from school. Books gave me a dream.
So - I try. I try and give them a dream by demonstrating others' dreams. Maybe they don't know of all the possible dreams out there.
How cool is that? Reading through journals, I could see one day one girl's dream was to have a family - which is a good dream in itself. But, the next day, she added canoeing in the Mississippi as another strand of dream woven into her life.