A Million Dreams

I think between Christmas Eve and today I found the ladder in the darkness and started climbing my way out of the deep dark hole that I fell into.  I felt good yesterday, and I feel even better today.  I know I might drop back down again, but for now I am taking comfort in two good days.  Two days that I have started to feel more and more like me.  Two days that I’m headed in the right direction.  And that is progress.

Today I spent the day with my mother.  We wandered around a few stores and then went to the movies.  We ended up seeing a different movie than what we had originally planned to see today, but I think it’s totally fate that we ended up seeing the movie we did.

Today we saw the movie, The Greatest Showman about P.T. Barnum.  But, the story was about more than just how the circus got started, the entire movie had a resounding message about rising above, finding your place, being you, and dreaming big.  All themes that I closely identify with, especially with all that is going on in my life right now.  I found such strength and optimism in the movie, and if you haven’t seen it yet, run don’t walk to your nearest theater!  Trust me, it’s AMAZING!

There were quite a few songs whose message touched me deeply.  One song called A Million Dreams was so incredible, I wanted to share it with you.  For me there’s a strong message in the song about dreaming big, being yourself, doing your own thing despite what others might think.  It’s truly a song about embracing life.

The song reminds me a lot of my husband and I.  Together we have created this amazing, magical life, full of adventure.  It makes sense to us, but to a lot of people it doesn’t.  We keep dreaming big, and we keep reaching for our dreams together.  It’s our M.U.D. life.

Listen to the song below, read the lyrics, and let me know what you think.

A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman)

I close my eyes and I can see
The world that’s waiting up for me
That I call my own
Through the dark, through the door
Through where no one’s been before
But it feels like home

They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy
They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind
I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy
We can live in a world that we design

‘Cause every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make

There’s a house we can build
Every room inside is filled
With things from far away
The special things I compile
Each one there to make you smile
On a rainy day

They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy
They can say, they can say we’ve lost our minds
I don’t care, I don’t care if they call us crazy
Runaway to a world that we design

Every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make

However big, however small
Let me be part of it all
Share your dreams with me
You may be right, you may be wrong
But say that you’ll bring me along
To the world you see
To the world I close my eyes to see
I close my eyes to see

Every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
A million dreams, a million dreams
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make


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