Category Archives: Dreams

What we dream of may already be around us

There’s a story told about a little girl who lived in a very humble home and used to gaze wonderingly at a house on a far-away hill, whose windows, every morning, would shine with a golden light. Years later, when … Continue reading

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You never know how high your dreams will take you.

In nineteen eighty two, Larry Waters, who had always wanted to fly but couldn’t afford the lessons, decided to achieve his dream by purchasing forty five surplus weather balloons, filling them with helium and attaching them to an aluminium deck … Continue reading

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Tread softly

There’s a wonderful line in one of Yeats’ poems that says: ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ I used to remind myself of these words when my daughters were in their teens and were full of wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.

Walt Disney once gave this advice to a young boy whose Dad had told him that Walt was a very wise man. He said: ‘There are four things you’ve got to do if you too want to be a wise … Continue reading

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Don’t give up

Have you ever wondered how come a can of WD 40 got such a strange name? Well the W D stands for ‘water displacement’, and 40 refers to the number of times the inventors tried to develop a formula that … Continue reading

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