Remember the dream

Remember the dream.

Remember the night

you first believed

maybe, just maybe,

it might come together.

Maybe, just maybe

this is something

worth pursuing.

Because even though

it may take time

to come together,

in this current season

you will come to know:

you have dreamed

not a weightless,

fleeting dream

but one that requires

slow and steady growth.

Hold onto this.

Because the truth is

things may happen

a little differently

than you were expecting,

and you may find yourself

watching others

walk into the seasons

you were praying for,

but none of that

will take anything away

from the beautiful things

that are still in store

for you.

You may find

you have to take

the longer, scenic route

but it will not

be without

the view of the hills, rivers,

and lakes that remind you:

in this big world,

there is still a place for you.

There is still room for you.

So remember the dream.

Then, lift it up.

Lift it high off the ground.

Lift it high off of the timeline

you assigned it to

and believe

with all you have,

there is still more to you.

There is more to this dream,

there is more to this journey.

And things may not look

like you thought they would,

but you can do so many

small, meaningful things for good

and along the way,

they will remind you

why you dreamed this dream

in the first place.

Because one day,

it will all add up

and you find yourself

standing in a library,

built tall of every

beautiful, honest thing

you ever made,

and then?

you will only keep dreaming

creating, making, giving...

inspiring others

to do the same.

You have permission to do that.

You have permission to work for that.

You have permission to remember the dream.

– Morgan Harper Nichols