Build Relationships to Make Your Dreams Happen

I think that I have spring fever. It just seems to be flowing through my veins. I want to do everything. I want to experience life.

I find my strength and my spirit are renewed in the springtime. It feels like everything is new again.

It seems so much easier to stand up to my fears in the springtime. By the end of winter everything seems dark and dreary, and it feels like everything is a struggle.

But in the springtime everything seems brighter and more colorful. I feel stronger and more alive.

This year with the coming of spring I have been very contemplative and almost dreamy. I have been thinking a lot of life in general and love, but mostly I have been thinking about how we need other people especially when we want to make our dreams happen.

I have been feeling lonely lately. I don’t have any close friends outside of my family, and honestly, most of the time I am okay with that. In many ways, I live this way by choice. For me, it seems to be a safe way to live.

But the truth is…keeping myself safe by refusing to build relationships with others is wrong. For me, not building relationships isn’t because I care. In many ways, it is because I care too much so I stay alone to protect myself from getting hurt. I put up walls and hold people at a distance. I know that I do it. I know and understand why I do it, but still I do it.

I’m learning though that if I really want to make my dreams happen I have to learn to build relationships. I have to take the risk in giving someone a piece of my life.

There is no such thing as a “self-made” man or woman. Anybody who gets where they want to go in life gets there with the help of other people.

When I opened my preschool, I didn’t do it on my own. I did it with the help and support of my family and friends.

Maybe that’s why I’m struggling to make my dreams happen now. I’m trying to do it on my own.

Part of living love and sharing Christ with others is supporting people in making their dreams happen. In the end, it all comes down to treating others as we want to be treated. If we want people to support us in our dreams, we have to be willing to support them in theirs.

For me, finding those people to support and who will support me in return has been difficult especially in the last couple of years. Since I like spending time by myself, almost all of my activities are solitary activities. Since I lack money to go places and since I take care of my grandmother, almost all of my activities are activities that I do at home.

But I have learned that no matter what your circumstances in life are there are a few good places to find people who you can support and who will support you in return.

 

  • Church

The church is the best place that you can go to meet new people and help to support and influence them. Getting involved in your local church, attending on a regular basis, and inviting the people into your home are essential to helping others in their dreams and in making your own dreams happen.

 

  • Volunteering

Start volunteering. Finding someplace to volunteer that is connected to your dreams and your passions is great way to meet others who share similar dreams and passions.

 

  • Taking classes

Expanding your skills by taking classes is another great way to meet other people who have similar dreams and passions.

 

  • Online

It might or might not surprise you to know that I think online is a great way to meet people who share similar dreams and passions. I have met people through LinkedIn, Facebook, and different blogs that have become wonderful friends even if they are friends that I might not ever meet face-to-face here on earth.

You can’t make your dreams happen without support. You need to find people to support and people who will support you in making your dreams happens.

2 Comment

  1. I’m the same way, I’m content with being by myself. I’m helping my mom take care of my dad after working all day & I’m tired so I’m usually in bed by 9pm & up again at 5:45am. I’m trying to get my things together to buy a house so I don’t have extra money & I won’t until January. This is a great post & I hope you find ma few people you can talk to. Happy Thursday!

  2. This an awesome article, Misty! I am the same way, and I am still learning to let others in to help me. I like to things myself so I know I get it done the way I want, but it’s also very lonely doing this and sometimes stressful. Thanks for sharing! #bloggercaregroup

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