Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What to Wear Wednesday: The Dream Gene

Hey fabulous fashionista friends!

I know, I know, it's been a  month since I've written and really I have no excuse except to say I  needed a break. Thanks to those of you who sent sweet personal emails checking on me to make sure I hadn't slipped in the bath tub or fallen off one of my high heels...LOL.

I'm still alive and well and I have to admit to you that in the midst of my needing a break, I realized I had stopped dreaming.

Has that ever happened to you?

You see, I am a dreamer at my very core. And not just a dreamer who dreams up stuff and doesn't follow thru on it, but a dreamer who believes that the stuff she dreams up is God-given so it gets acted upon.

I have a dad who is an entreprener (I'm soooo sure I spelled that wrong) and I got the gene.
Some in my family would call it the crazy gene but I call it the dream gene.

When a person like me stops dreaming, well, you may as well put me out to pasture. I'm sure my 79 year old dad who just won the Senior Golf tournament in his neck of the woods would agree. If my dad ever told me he didn't stay up late anymore at night coming up with new ideas I'd think he wasn't feeling well.

So basically, I got so busy with my speaking engagements and traveling, that when I was home I would just sort of daze out. I hired a conference manager a few months ago so the stuff that kept me busy before wasn't doing that anymore. But instead of embracing my newfound freedom, I sort of went into limbo. And the dreaming stopped. For a few months, actually.

And I believe that's probably the main reason I stopped writing on my blog...or sending out a newsletter....or returning a lot of emails.

 I was outright tired and I stopped dreaming...
 I was outright tired SO I stopped dreaming...
I was outright tired BECAUSE I stopped dreaming...

Yes, I think that is it. I may even have stopped listening to what God was saying to me.

What about you? Are you listening to what God is saying to you and then dreaming about how to put it into action?

Dream and Do.

Ahhhh, the best words I know. I'm happy to say that last week I held my June CIC class and I got so pumped and on fire that I started dreaming again...and now I'm acting on out because you might get included somewhere in my's all good stuff....some new fun plans....and I'm excited again....and wouldn't you know, I'm not feeling so tired anymore...hmmmm! God is so good, isn't He?

So girls, no fashion advice today, just a little bit of stuff from my heart.

I will be leaving Saturday for almost 3 weeks...and when I come back, you can bet that I'll let you in on some of my new plans...until then, know that I love you and appreciate you.

I'll be taking time off until the first week of August so be on the lookout for my new dreams then.

And if you don't have the dream gene, go find it.

Love you! Shari

(P.S. Winner of Soft Swatch is Marilyn from Marilyn and Dave)
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Anonymous said...

Love you Shari! Thanks for sharing your heart!! Monica

Mariah said...

You go girl!!! Love ya!

Joan said...

Glad to hear from you Shari! Have really missed you.
Love you!

Danette said...

I was wondering what happened to you! I'm glad you got your groove back! I missed you!

The Calm of His Presence said...

I've missed you and have been wondering how you are doing! So glad to hear you are dreaming again :). Sometimes we just need to rest so that we can continue to follow the dreams God gives us.


Jason and Brenda said...

It was great to hear from you again. Thank you, God, for giving Shari vision again! Shari, thank you for sharing those visions with us. We really appreciate them.
Brenda B.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant post! Glad to know you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Dreamin' is good!

I missed this post 'cause I was out enjoying my 51st birthday! =^o

I finally pursued a whimsical dream a few months ago...
Picked up my beginner ukulele
(a gift that sat in its box for years)
and started teaching myself with a little help from Google!

My hubby gave me a concert style uke for our 27th anniversary & my birthday!! =)


Diana C.

~Brenda said...

So happy to read a post from you and thanks for sharing from your heart! Taking a break and finding your passion again is wonderful!

Van said...

What a wonderful treat to see you!

Bessie said...

Thank you for this! This is exactly what I've been feeling and didn't know it- I need to dream again! Not just reconnect with God but to dream- ah, yes, I'm ready to become whole again!