A dream has formed deep in the heart of our family.
It’s a dream that begins to ooze out of our pores. No matter how hard we fight to keep the dream as the family secret, it just keeps slipping out. We want to keep it secret while we still evaluate the practicalness of achieving it.
What is our dream?
Let it ooze here: to relocate our family from the US to Panama. This is but one piece of a greater dream about why, but that part of the dream is for another day. Ex-pats relocate for any numerous reasons, and our greater dream propels us to make the move.
Yesterday, I was talking with a reporter, being interviewed about teaching kids to be bi-lingual in mono-lingual society. She asked “Are you thinking about moving there?” I said “yup, but don’t tell anyone.” She asked “you’re telling a reporter not to tell anyone?” See what I mean, it just oozes out.
It’s oozing out of us, slipping out in our conversations. So much that I missed a Sunday in church and our friends thought I was in Latin America.
When one finds a passion, a dream, a dream beyond borders and beyond limits, nothing short of achieving it will bring satisfaction deep in the heart. A dream brings clarity, focus, and sense of significance. A passionate life causes the dream to ooze out in conversation.
We’d rather fail than not try. To live our passion. We’ll live on the cutting edge, dancing on a razor blade between success and failure. To not even try will forever leave us wondering: “what if?”
Let me ask you: What is your dream that people hear oozing out of you?