Let nothing hold you back from
exploring your wildest fantasies,
wishes, and aspirations.
Don’t be afraid to dream big
and to follow your dreams
wherever they may lead you.
Open your eyes to their beauty;
open your mind to their magic;
open your heart to their possibilities. 

Dare to dream.
Whether they are in color
or in black and white,
whether they are big or small,
easily attainable or almost impossible,
look to your dreams,
and make them become reality.
Wishes and hopes are nothing
until you take the first step
towards making them something! 

Dare to dream,
Because only by dreaming,
will you ever discover
who you are, what you want,
and what you can do.
Don’t be afraid to take risks,
to become involved,
to make commitment.
Do whatever it takes to make
your dreams come true.
Always believe in miracles 

and always believe in you! 

~ Julie Anne Ford ~




68 Responses to “DARE TO DREAM”

  1. What an inspiring poem. It was just what I needed to read today. Thank you. And what an amazing photo of the eye and tree. Wow.

  2. Love the poem DARE TO DREAM Mandy and the music you have put with it is just beautiful! I have plenty of DREAMS!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration– have a great week-end!

  4. powerful,
    love your courage to share and inspire.

  5. Your words inspire me, Amanda. The music, the ballet, the message of your verse all speak of possibilities that unfold when we imagine, when we dream. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Smiled at Ford’s reminder that what we dream communicates self-knowledge. I’m mulling that. Have a great weekend.

  7. Lovely words – and so true! We have to aim as high as our dreams… Go well, my friend.

  8. Truly an inspiration poem…a message that we should keep near to our heartss…just love what you do with the photos.

  9. Thanks my friend.
    Love you lots.

  10. Thanks for sharing…same wavelengths,long distance my friend….xx

  11. I so agree with the poem, heart and soul. dream it makes you alive and then select some precious ones and try to make them true. 🙂

  12. This poem talks about something i believe in very strongly.
    i enjoyed this

  13. Know thyself —
    it’s been said
    easier than it
    has been done.

    Dream on, Cindy!
    Peace, UT

  14. thanks for sharing, beautiful!

  15. Very lovely message. The presentation of this poem is very nice as well. All the best 🙂

  16. Oh, good to read these words today – thank you!

  17. I’m dreaming…gotta hang on to the dream. Great choice for the poem, and a lovely post all around, Amanda 🙂

  18. when I feel so tired and pessimism takes over such poems are best source of motivation and inspiration …….
    Thank you for sharing it 🙂
    Much love 🙂

  19. we share the same vision, mandy. this piece is so inspiring! thanks for spreading the sunshine. 🙂

    • Yes we do…I also want to apologize for my absence lately, am busy with a large project and will be back to normal soon. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead my dear friend xxx

      • mandy don’t worry about it. we have days like that. i also drown in work sometimes and hardly have time to finish a single post, much less leave comments or blog surf. what is important is that you make blogging a joyful experience whenever you find the time for it. 🙂

      • Thanks for understanding gorgeous girl….loads of love coming your way xxx

  20. Oh, perfect Sunday a.m. read and music.

    Thanks, Amanda, for the inspiration …

    Hope this is a fun day for you. xo

    • Dear Jamie, you must think I have vanished!!! I apologize for my absence as I am working on a big project…I always try and see you 1st but promise to be back in no time!! Know that you’re in my heart xxx Much love and hope you have a good week my friend xx

      • You mean you have a life other than blogging! Oh my goodness! 🙂 No worries my friend. Take care of business … I’m fortunate to be able to visit here and get my little romance fix for the day (thanks for continuing to post through it all)… and beautiful music and illustrations … and no time for you to cook, eh. Hope you are not eating junk from out, but still getting real and soulful food.

        I am behind on my visits too…my target is some guality time with our community by Thursday afternoon…such is life. Busy!

        Blessings –

      • LOL, I will never skip on eating good but have to say, no time to play around with food and pics. After today I will see more light, been quite hectic but all good. (I hope I have a life other than blogging hahahah) Sending love and blessings your way too 🙂 oxoxoxoxo

  21. Great work, an inspiring creative poem!

  22. I love this…sounds like something I would say. These lines caught me more
    “Dare to dream.
    Whether they are in color
    or in black and white”

    Have a great Monday…Cheers.

  23. Amanda, I enjoyed your thoughts. The demands of my work are now taking much of my time, so I am not able to visit here as often as I like. I’ll pop in when I can. Thanks for your posts. – bill

    • You took the words right out of my mouth Bill…I am in the same situation and share it with you 🙂 You will always be in my thoughts and I send you many blessings my dear Bill!! Hugs xx

  24. “Let nothing hold you back from
    exploring your wildest fantasies,
    wishes, and aspirations.”

    That leaves an awful lot of leeway, and I think some people need a bit more restriction than that; otherwise there are going to be a lot of nervous sheep in Australia! (Where sheep outnumber people 8 to 1)

  25. wonderful advice… beautifully said… a much needed pep talk for me…


  26. Naomi Estment Says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you, Amanda, for such welcome encouragement!! xo

  27. Its beautifully done and I enjoyed going through it all … great. Loved the words and they are so true..
    “Dare to dream.
    Whether they are in color
    or in black and white,”

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  28. Reblogged this on Cre8tivegal's Blog and commented:
    I dare to dream.

  29. Anonymous Says:

    Very Inspirational, I loved it!

  30. Dreaming is part of life. Where would we be if we had no dreams to inspire our waking hours?

    Michael J

  31. Hi buttercup600. Uplifting poem I dream very little and can’t remember them. Thank you for liking my poem Ebbing Away!. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

  32. linda morris Says:

    hi I was wondering if this image is for sale I would love it for my wall an also wondering if it comes in a digital image

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