Are you a dreamer? A goal-getter? An ‘I-have-a-great-idea-but-don’t-know-how-to-do-it’ kinda guy or gal?? I imagine you are!! We all have dreams. We all have goals. And believe me, I know what it’s like to dream BIG and feel like, how in the world will I bring this big ‘ol dream to fruition. But you know what? You can do it! I know you can! We just have to get started…
We passed by this ‘ol produce shop over a year ago. Abandoned. Windows busted in. Looked like it hadn’t seen the light of day in ages. But that sign. That ‘Country Boys Produce and Mini Mart’ sign. It stole my heart the first time I laid eyes on it. But what are the odds, I could figure out who owned this beautiful building (yes, I see the beauty in it!) and if they would even consider letting the sign go.
In a small town, I’m sure that ‘ol sign was a marker for stories swapped, memories made, a quick run to pick up veggies for dinner after a hard days work. But it was apparent that those days were long lost and this ‘lil produce spot would never be what it once was in its heyday.
Fast forward a few months and I was telling a dear friend how I loved the old produce sign that was just down the road from where she lived. She told stories of days when she shopped the ‘ol produce shop, but said she wasn’t sure how to get in touch with the owners. I knew that would probably be the case so I wasn’t surprised.
The surprise came a little over a year after I first spotted the sign when that friend told me that she was at the grocery store and thought she recognized a young man, that looked like the owners son. She asked if it was him… and it was!! They talked. She told him she knew someone that would buy the sign. He was elated to pass it along to someone who would appreciate it!!!
Handpainted. The perfect green. Finally, we went and rescued the ‘ol Country Boys sign from the ‘ol produce shop! This one is a keeper for sure and will be perfect above our cabinets in the kitchen!! It reminds me that even the things that we feel are impossible AREN’T!! We just have to believe and put ourselves out there!!
Share your dreams! Talk about them! Let people know what you are shooting for and what you hope to accomplish!! You just never know who knows who and who’s willing to fight on your behalf!! People who love you and support you want you to succeed!! So, share your story!! We can try to make dreams come true on our own, but it sure makes it more fun with cheerleaders on the sideline!! I know I wouldn’t have scored this touchdown without ’em!!! Thank you, Patricia!