Daily Step – Dreaming Big


Along the journey towards the greater, there are many small, daily steps to better understand oneself, God, and others. This is one of my “daily steps”.

Daily Steps are first published on Social Media @gdcrowder

It’s the feast of #stnicholas and also #friday of our #advent week dedicated to #hope.

As is tradition, my family put their shoes out for St. Nick and he brought us candy as promised. It’s part of the reason my oldest was up at 2:30 AM, good thing St. Nick had come by then.

Their excitement over just a few pieces of candy (which they actually forgot to beg us to eat) was palpable. It made me spirited enough to ask “What do you want for #Christmas boys?” on the way to school. When we stopped in the parking lot, I had to pause to record just because I was so enamored with the imagination they each had. They started with normal toys – hand held games and Pokémon, but then their creativity got the best of them. One of my boys has a tall order for #santa… a transformer that transforms on its own into half a dozen things (just watch the video). But the best part was when he said “I want a chair… and someone to sit in that chair.”⠀

He was just on a creative roll. But it made me think – Perhaps that’s the wish of many people who find the holiday season lonely or too quiet. They just want a chair and someone to sit in it and engage in conversation and imagine the possibilities that come with hope.

I look at my son dreaming of all the possibilities and the song from #johnlennon comes immediately to my mind
“You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.”

Who can you pull up a chair to today and sit and imagine all the possibilities that come with #hope?

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