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Work towards turning a dream of yours into reality

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.” ~ Douglas Everett …

I, for one, do not want to live in a society that mocks the dreamers–a society that tells us that our dreams cannot become our realities or that their version of reality has to be our version as well. We are marvelous and unique beings, created by a loving God for a purpose that is quite perfectly our own. Who is to say that our dreams have to be like theirs, or anyone else’s in this world for that matter? Just because someone else dreams of amassing new things, more power, greater wealth, or more fame, does not mean we, too, share the same passion. Perhaps we just want to travel the world more, or dream of a simpler life with less stress and more peace.

There is more to what Douglas is saying, though, than simply realizing that we are in charge of choosing our own dreams in life. We must also realize that within us, we possess the ability to turn those dreams into our reality, if we but dare to take the necessary steps to make them come true. What did you dream of as a child? Have you realized any of those dreams? What do you dream of today? How do you feel when you are focused on those dreams? As children, we often allowed ourselves to dream with the idea that any one of those dreams could come true. But as we grow older, we often times buy into what other people consider reality, and our dreams get pushed aside, packed away, and perhaps even forgotten.

Do you see your dreams as potential realities in life? They definitely can be… for they are just as much a part of us as our thoughts, hopes, and beliefs, and they deserve to be afforded the same amount of effort and respect as everything else that we do.

Work towards turning a dream of yours into reality.

Questions to consider:

Why do we often put our dreams on hold?

How can we go about turning our dreams into our realities?

What differences do you see between dreams and reality?

For further thought:

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” ~ Anais Nin

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Breaking News: Kidnapped Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother Released!

Reports from Delta State and some close associates of the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala have confirmed that the mother of the Minister, Prof. Dr. Kanene Okonjo have been released by her abductors.Armed kidnappers numbering about 10  kidnapped the mother of the Minister of Finance around the palace of her husband, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo the ruler of Ogwashi-Uku. Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan had assured the royal family of Professor Obi Chukwuka Okonjo and the entire people of Ogwashi-Uku that Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, would be returned safely and in good state of health.Sources told Pointblanknews.com that Security forces broke into the hide-out of the kidnappers and freed Prof. Dr. Okonjo. It was not immediately clear if the kidnappers were arrested.Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Mr. Felix Ofou when contacted said information at his disposal indicated the abducted mother of the Finance Minister has been released but he cannot authoritatively confirm. “I have received the information too that she has been released but I cannot authoritatively confirm. I am still trying to reach my colleagues to ascertain the authenticity of the report.”

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Gunmen Kidnap Federal Lawmaker’s Mother In Ogun

A five-member armed gang yesterday evening kidnapped mother of House of Representatives member, Hon. Abiodun Abudu Balogun.

Alhaja Obedatu Abudu Balogun, the mother of a federal lawmaker representing Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside, Federal Constituency on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), was abducted from her residence at Ita-Otu in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State by unknown gunmen.

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Abductors seize seven in Edo, Ogun

ABDUCTORS have resumed their nefarious activities in Edo and Ogun States by abducting seven persons.

Two of the latest victims are the principal of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Demonstration Senior Secondary School (UDSSS), Mrs. Julie Oboite and the proprietor of City Hotel and Suites, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Chief Segun Oyebolu.

Oboite was reportedly abducted on Monday night as she was driving into her compound at Ugbowo, Benin City.

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Man petitions IG over kidnap of 80-year-old mother

A MAN, Mr. Uche Ughanze, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, appealing for help to secure the release of his 80-year-old mother, Mrs. Roselyn Ughanze, kidnapped three months ago by unknown gunmen at Alor, Idenmili council area of Anambra State.

In the petition dated September 10, 2012 and made available to newsmen on Monday, Ughanze also alleged that his life is under threat as he has been hiding since the kidnap of his mother, following attempts by the same group to kidnap him too. Continue reading

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Kidnapped Edo Deputy Gov’s CPS regains freedom

BENIN—Chief Press Secretary to Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Kelly Odaro, who was abducted on Saturday by suspected kidnappers, regained his freedom, Tuesday.

Odaro, who thanked God for spearing his life when members of the Edo State chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, led by its interim Chairman, Mr Tunde Egberenwen, paid him a visit, said it was a traumatic experience but thanked God for His grace. Continue reading

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Kidnap of Delta judge: Governor Uduaghan apologises to judiciary

ASABA—DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday, formally apologised to the state judiciary over the kidnap of Justice Marcel Okoh, kidnapped sometime last month, assuring that his administration was tackling the menacing issue of kidnapping headlong. Continue reading

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