Dreamer or realist?

Hallelujah Modern Family!!!

“There are Dreamers and there are Realists. You would think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring to close to the sun. And the realists, weeeeell without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.”

I really appreciate the writers of Modern Family. The humor, the reality, the lessons, the characters, the diversity, in my opinion a solid program. The above statement was mentioned by ‘Cameron’, the enthusiastic partner of ‘Mitchell’, the lawyer and level headed partner of the pair. Cameron has the stories he enjoys sharing over and over again, and Mitchell ‘the realist’ tends to roll his eyes, as he feels there is no way the story could be true.

This got me thinking…we are all one or the other and we are regularly surrounded by each. I contemplated, briefly, which one I personally was and which my near and dear were ~ dReAmER or ReALiST? I am at peace realizing there is a mixture in my life.

Whether you’re a realist or a dreamer, I strongly encourage you to engage in creating relationships with both…the creative, enthusiastic visionary may be in need of a little down to earth time and focus, or the person who tends to view things only as they truly are, may be in need of a little excitement and uncertainty.

It’s okay to be different, to not conform to the masses. I don’t believe we should criticize one or the other. It’s our differences that make things go round and I gladly accept I am a dreamer. I prefer to look on the bright side, not to say I don’t venture into the grey every once and awhile though, but this dreamer isn’t kept down for long, as I am blessed with a crew of dream encouragers. Some hang on the realists side the majority of the time, but I would be confident in saying they realize encouragement is a far greater feeling than stealing someone’s dream.

In closing, if you’re a realist, choose not to be a dream stealer and enjoy the moments! If you’re a dreamer, appreciate the realists and keep dreaming! Just like ‘Cameron’ mentioned, we need each other.

Here’s to High-Fiving the fantastic dReAmERs & ReALiSTs we surround ourselves with!

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~ D.H. Everett

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