Friday, December 9, 2016

What Dreams Are Made Of: SSS December2016

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                                   
 Not That Sarah Michelle   
The Bergham Chronicles                          
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
The Lieber Family Blog          
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy  
Never Ever Give Up Hope        
Simply Shannon                
A Little Piece of Peace         
Confessions of a part time working mom
The Angrivated Mom Blog          

Your “Secret Subject” is:
What would you do with yourself if life handed you a free pass and you could do anything you wanted without consequence or financial obligation?
It was submitted by:   
Oh my...I think I'd be a multi-talented actress, singer, writer and world traveler. Why? Because if you know me, you know I have a hard time choosing just one thing.
I love to write and when I was growing up I wanted to be a singer or famous fashion designer. Yes I had dreams of designing the new concert outfits for KISS, more importantly Paul Stanley. He would fall in love with me and that would be that.
As a writer I would travel the world for inspiration and locations for my next big hit.
At dinner parties they would beg me to sing and share stories of my travels.
Yes, I'm a dreamer but if you're going to do it, do it right.
For award shows, banquets and dinners at the White House I would design and create exquisite gowns that would land me on the cover of every magazine and red carpet event.

Now on to reality. All of the above is a dream belonging to a selfish young girl. My dreams as a mature mom/grandmom are completely different. I would love to have an unlimited supply of money for the purpose of helping others. Charities, non profit organizations and being an activist for those who have no voice. Children, veteran's and animals.

 I would own a large farm with indoor kennels, barns and a home for the abandoned animals, abused and left behind cats, dogs, horses and discarded children. They would have love and responsibility. They would learn to care for each other and help those in their community. Working the land, growing food and serving. 

Picking up trash on the side of the road, cleaning parks, planting flowers, raking the leaves in the yards of elderly couples, the list goes on. These are things I did with my boys and it taught them compassion, tolerance, service and giving attitudes.

My spiritual gift of mercy runs strong when I see a kitty running around the dumpster at the gas station or a stray dog on the side of the highway. I'd love to save them all but have no room for them. I have had a dream for many years to own a farm for rescues.

This is my adult dream. That and retiring to the beach :)


  1. Although your childhood dream is fun, I love the thought and compassion that goes into your adult dream. I too hope you get that farm one day and are able to save as many animals as need you.

  2. using your dream to help others, awesome and beautiful. I hope you get that farm one day too!

  3. It sounds like you really enjoyed writing this post and sharing your dream. I hope you can realize some of the some day and with your big heart to help others, it probably will!!

  4. Our dreams are pretty similar. I really would be happiest having a rescue farm with plenty of room to grow my own food. Throw in solar power and a tiny house for me, and Im good.

  5. I love this! I love that you know what your spiritual gift is and how best to live it out. I don't know that I'd want a free pass, but I've often thought an "easy button" would be nice :D

  6. I love how your dreams have transformed over the years! They're all interesting, and I think you may reach little pieces of all of them. I am surprised that there is no food topic, when I read "events at the White House I thought you were going to be their caterer and provide yummy treats!"
    Hope to see you at the beach one day!

  7. What a kind heart you have. If only there were more people with your attitude in the world!

  8. I have always wanted to have a horse rescue farm. You have a beautiful heart Dawn!

  9. I love your childhood dream, but I beyond LOVE your adult dream. Perfection. Absolutely loved this post. You have a beautiful heart my friend. xo