It’s five o’clock in the morning and the sun is still sleeping.
My feet touch the floor as I roar a yawn to silence.
Dragging myself through my apartment, I head to the kitchen for my morning tea.
Sitting down at the table as my mother often did, I close my eyes and enjoy the sweet sound of nothing.
Void of the loud city sirens blaring from the ambulances, firetrucks or police cruisers.
Nor do I hear the sounds of the trains, planes and automobiles.
In the distant I hear the melody of birds chirping as they start their day.
I take a deep breath and I can almost feel the warm breeze lightly touch my face.
My nose twitches from the smell of evergreen grass.
I see a squirrel with acorns running to its hiding place in a tree.
Wait, is that what I think it is? It’s a little chipmunk playing with a twig.
I embrace this fuzzy feeling like a large warm hug from a loved one.
Some people, including myself, live in apartment buildings where the only grass is a patch near the lonely tree or at the park.
However, just because you are not where you want to be doesn’t mean you can’t get there.
Just like life, believe that one day your dreams will come true.
God did not give you dreams to do nothing with.
He gave you them to make them a reality.
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