When I set out to write this book, I certainly had the desire, I believed in the concept, and I was enthusiastically gathering the stories as I coordinated the Healing Environments Program.
But I had NO IDEA at all about the details,
the enormous learning curve,
the many stops and starts that would be required to publish a book. I was a babe in the woods…
I knew nothing! But I did have intense Passion.
I felt that if there was any reasonable answer to why Harry had been required to suffer with this disease, it was that I was given the gift of witnessing, to be able to share his journey, develop this concept, and to be able to fulfill the desire to tell these stories, thus improving the lives of others and giving them hope.
It’s often difficult to see when we’re living through these trials. It’s when we look back in future years that it becomes clear why it was all necessary. If I hadn’t been
with Harry during his illness, I don’t believe I ever would have conceived of the Program.
Your abundance, your fame, what you are known, loved, and respected for, should all come from doing something you love. But just having the dream isn’t enough, and it doesn’t mean it will be achieved with the snap of your fingers.
As Tom Hanks’ character, Jimmy Dugan said in “A League of Their Own”,
“Of course, it’s hard! It’s supposed to be hard.
If it was easy, everybody would do it.
Hard is what makes it great!”
Embrace your passion and keep dreaming your dreams, stay focused on what you would want your legacy to be. Even if it’s one of the small steps Oprah spoke of, take that step today. What can you do right now to bring even a little positivity into the world, to move that much closer to bringing your dream to reality?