Dreams are like Dandelions

27 Jun

It is said that if you make a wish and blow off all of a dandelion’s seeds in one breath, your wish will come true.

But have you noticed that there are always one or two seeds left clutching on?

And, have you ever thought about just how representative this is of making our dreams come true?

In order to make a dream come true, we need a lot of energy to make the necessary actions. We plough forward and our initial enthusiasm gets us closer and closer to our dream. In this way, we blow off most of the dandelion seeds in one go.

Then, suddenly, we come across a challenge – the dandelion’s two remaining seeds cannot be blown off with our first breath, with our first attempt.

We must pause.

With the dandelion, we use this pause to take a new, bigger breath, in order to blow with more energy than the first time round. With our dreams, however, we are tempted to stop altogether, because, unlike with a dandelion, we cannot see that there are only two seeds left to blow off, only one last effort to make.

All of the dandelion’s seeds will fly off if we give enough energy and if we persist when the seeds resist.

The challenges we face when realising our dreams are just like those seeds.

Chris Ratzlaff Photography

Take a deep breath and make your wish come true!

7 Responses to “Dreams are like Dandelions”

  1. Charlotte 27/06/2012 at 23:21 #


  2. Karina 28/06/2012 at 00:50 #

    Beautiful! ❤

  3. pattisj 28/06/2012 at 04:21 #

    That was always fun to do, but I never heard about making a wish before blowing. You’re right, though, sometimes real effort is involved, perseverance if we’re to reach our goal.

    • l0ve0utl0ud 29/06/2012 at 12:47 #

      Definitely – it is never easy to make our dreams come true and challenges always test us.

  4. Cherie Roe Dirksen 02/07/2012 at 12:23 #

    A lovely analogy 🙂

  5. Frances antoinette 05/07/2012 at 22:52 #

    What a nice connection made between our dreams and blown dandelions — very true!

  6. beth 06/07/2012 at 00:23 #


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