Word Wednesday - Vivify



verb (used with object), viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing.
1. to give life to; animate; quicken.
2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen.


I've noticed among my friends and acquaintances that we're starting to really feel the urgency to vivify our dreams and goals.

When we're in our twenties and early thirties, it feels like there will always be time to make our dreams a reality.  If you have unfulfilled dreams when you hit 38ish, or if you have dreams you've never even started to chase, the motivation (or pressure) to make those dreams a reality can be overwhelming and thought-consuming.  Go with it! Use that pressure to help fuel you as you begin to make those dreams a reality.

I've started to pursue so many new things in just the past couple of  years and I've caught myself feeling a lot of regret over not having started earlier.  This is not productive, I know.  But I think a teensy-weensy bit of regret has actually been somewhat of a healthy motivator.  It sort of feels like I've wasted all that time, now I just need to go for it and go for it with all I've got.  Of course, we can't sit around wasting time thinking about all the things we could have done. But if you're feeling like you've let the time pass, it is going to continue to pass unless you take action.  Start right now.  Whatever it is that you've been wishing for, or dreaming of, just take that first step!  When you take that first step, the momentum builds and before you know it -  you've accomplished your goals and you're living your dreams!

I  chose this word because I just wanted to share a little encouragement with you. I've been receiving encouragement from so many sources lately and I just wanted to give you a little boost. I hope that you'll believe in yourself and give yourself a chance to pursue your dreams and give them life. I know you can do it. You just have to start. Vivify…