Do Dreams Come True?


“Dreaming, afterall, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

I love dreams and, for the most part, my dreams are fascinating tidbits of images, emotions, and sensations. Every now and then, a scary dream slips in, which is usually a fictional event, and not a memory from the past.

Since my preference in dreams is to live in a fairy tale world, I refuse to surrender to bad dreams. I usually awaken from a dream that is like a scene out of a gory Halloween movie, so I never know the finale. It is my opinion that undesirable dreams should always be lucid dreams, where the dream is when you KNOW you are dreaming and poses no threat to real life. For example, the yellow and black polka dotted elephant that is dancing in your room. It is frequent that I have recurring dreams, which very few are nightmarish. Most are coddling and have a happy ending.


I believe the quote, by Gloria Steinem, to have a lot of merit to it.  I will dream and plan while sipping my coffee, which I am convinced dreaming and planning are one in the same.  At least, this is true for me.

Sitting by the fireplace and gazing into the mesmerizing flames give me a sense of coziness. My dream will reflect on reasons to stay warm, which I then plan to see what I can accomplish while inside.


During the season when the weather is warmer, I love to enjoy my coffee on the back porch.  While appreciating the beauty of nature, my dream is reflective of what I see and how it affects my mood. I feel energetic and want to get up and go by taking a walk or go shopping. This becomes a plan for how I am going to spend my day.


I believe dreams to be an essential part of life because they are the birth of goals and plans in a raw form.  They are the beginnings of great ideas, which result in favorable endeavors.  We should cherish dreams that are meaningful, as well as heed their warnings.

This post is dedicated to, In Other Words, a Wednesday event sponsored by Patricia at Patricia’s Place. Join in and be inspired by a different quote furnished each week.




  15 comments for “Do Dreams Come True?

  1. 01/13/2016 at 6:13 pm

    I almost never remember my dreams…may be a few scary ones! On the other hand I listen to that of my husband’s which are like stories! U know, a proper beginning and an ending to his dreams… I wish I would remember more of my dreams..the good ones.

    • 01/13/2016 at 6:23 pm

      My hubby’s dreams are that way, as well. They are like a novel or a movie. Mine are usually short, colorful and silly.

  2. 01/13/2016 at 6:39 pm

    This is a very thought provoking post. Several things come to my mind, from quotes to songs, to dreams themselves. I think dreams are a way of sorting things out, and allowing, even encouraging, us to go on.

    • 01/13/2016 at 6:46 pm

      I totally agree. Great comment!

  3. 01/13/2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wonderful post!

    • 01/13/2016 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you and you are always so kind.

  4. 01/14/2016 at 10:04 pm

    I rarely have nightmares usually happy or silly dreams. Occasionally I have dreams that are messages. I do think dreams during sleep and daydreams can be the beginning of plans. I imagine inventors and those who change things in the world are dreamers who are also doers who work to make their dreams come true.
    Thanks for linking to In Other Words!

  5. 01/17/2016 at 3:12 pm

    beautifully composed post about dreams.. the good and the nightmares! I wonder what they call the good dreams if bad ones are called nightmares? It’s lovely that bad dreams do not bother you… fairy tales and fantasy lands are so beautiful to dream up and to remember, so you can tell them to others!

    • 01/17/2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you and I am so glad you stopped by my blog. Now I have discovered yours and you have gained a new follower.

      • 01/17/2016 at 3:29 pm

        Thanks 🙂

  6. 01/20/2016 at 4:17 am

    This was a lovely reflection on dreams, all very true! I have had a few horrific dreams that I have woken from with such vivid memories that they remain with me still, yet I’ve also had some wonderful dreams of meeting up with old friends, etch, that made me wake up happy, and a few of visiting the same houses in repetitive dreams, yet I don’t remember actually being in those houses, at least in this lifetime. 🙂

    • 01/20/2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you. My dreams don’t always make sense either. I wonder where they come from.

    • 02/03/2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you for the nomination. I accept.

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