[SiH] Feature Article & Recommended Resource: Dream BIG!

Success in Harmony

November 2005 – Vol. II, Issue 10

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Feature Article & Recommended Resource: Dream BIG!

You’ll notice a little format change for this issue. I’m in the mood for some lighter fare this time around. I’m in a celebratory mood, perhaps because of the new baby girl that is joining our family. And as November tends to kick off the holiday season and we begin looking towards the next year, this is an appropriate time to really dream.

One of my husband’s high school buddies, Ryan Shupe, has been dreaming big for many years. He has had a great desire to become a successful musician and songwriter, and after years of pursuing that desire, his dreams are coming true. After several locally-released CDs, he and his “Rubber Band” have finally have released a CD entitled Dream Big under a national label, Capitol Records. They’re currently touring with and opening for Trisha Yearwood. And they’re increasing their fan base all over the country. He and his band are extremely talented, and if you ever get a chance to see them play live, you’ll be struck with their joy and exuberance onstage. And although it’s unusual in today’s music business, their songs have a clean and positive message as well.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band were recently featured on the TV show Three Wishes with Amy Grant. They played one of their most popular singles, “Dream Big.” CMT.com has hosted the “Dream Big” music video for several months, and you can view it (and find out more about Ryan and his band) at http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/shupe_ryan/artist.jhtml. Here are the lyrics:

When you cry be sure to dry your eyes
‘Cause better days are sure to come
And when you smile be sure to smile wide
Don’t let them know that they have won
And when you walk, walk with pride
Don’t show the hurt inside
Because the pain will soon be gone

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud
‘Cause it will carry all your cares away
And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself
And it’ll help you feel okay
And when you pray, pray for strength
To help you carry on
When the troubles come your way

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud
‘Cause it will carry all your cares away
And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself
And it’ll help you feel okay
And when you pray, pray for strength
To help you carry on
When the troubles come your way

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

As you begin to look forward to the coming year, remember that you can either by default live yet another year like the previous one, or you can create a blueprint that includes the dreams and goals that you’d really like to see happen in your life. Create a powerful intention today to pursue those dreams. Create the clear vision in your mind and heart and make it happen!

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