My Dream Box

The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

I love making lists of all types. There is a special one which I keep nicely in a dream box. The Dream box was a birthday gift from my daughter. I remember that day. She was home from the university for the winter holiday. After the small  birthday celebration, she pulled her chair close to mine and handed me a beautiful  light purple bag with small white Lacey flowers  on it. Then she said,” I  know you don’t like gifts but this is something that you may like so please open it.”

I smiled and opened the bag. Inside the bag there was a very pretty octagon shape hand carved wooden box. I opened it and looked inside. The box had a silk lining and it was empty but, I liked the mysterious box. I reached out , gave her a hug and said “Thank You”.

She lifted her stray hairs from her forehead and told me,” This is called a Dream box where you can keep all your written wishes.  Once in a day look at the list and feel as if they are real. Then soon all your wishes will be fulfilled. Is  not it neat?”

“Yes, it is.” I said. So from that day I have my list in my Dream box.

1. To join and work with UNICEF to protect the human rights of the people.

2. I will love to dedicate more of my time in preserving the wildlife community and to be their voice by working in Nature Conservatory and World Wildlife organization.

3.It will be so much fun to read all the classics and spend time in writing.

4. To have a huge garden full of beautiful trees and fragrant flowers: Angel-face Rode, Pale pink Chaucer, perfume delight Rose, vines of Chilean and oriental jasmine, Chocolate cosmos, Lily of the valley, Sweet violet.

5. I love hiking, although not a professional. I will love to go in a ten days trek to mount Everest, to Fitz Roy trek Patagonia Argentina, to hike in the beautiful Chilkoot trail Alaska, the Ton quin valley ,Alberta Canada and the Long Range Traverse, Newfoundland, Canada.

6. I have read so many novels related to the castles. I want to travel to different countries and tour the castles: Cardiff castles in Wales, Fairmont  Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec city, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Neuschwanstein Castles in Germany.

Hopefully my soon my list will emerge from the Dream box to reality.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iseeiseesaidme
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 03:09:06

    Sweet Dreams !

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  2. rogershipp
    May 16, 2015 @ 20:14:52

    The classic… I have done. The castles still await me!

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  3. Shelley
    May 19, 2015 @ 02:23:51

    Awwww you must add the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island to your list.

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Hello and Namaste to my wonderful bloggers and readers. I am Lekha, grew up in one of the beautiful city of Odisha in the mystical land India. My paternal grandmother was a perfect story teller- stories of brave kings and queens to stories of freedom fighters, to stories on kindness,honesty, compassion, truthfulness. As soon as I learned to read, my marvelous adventures started through the fairy tales, the mysteries, the classics and the autobiographies. O’ Yes, it was lots of fun! At middle school my imagination started to take wings into short stories and sometimes in sketching. In 1987 I came to USA to continue my education in Psychology. Life got busy with my son and daughter in their school,library, music class, dance class, tennis, soccer, scout, debate...Staying active is very important for me.So after work, I enjoy going to different classes - kickboxing, RIPP, PiYo and Yoga. I have a deep affection and respect to Nature. For me winter is the champion. During winter vacation it is always delightful to hike on the gorgeous,stunning and beautiful snowy mountains in different national parks. After the children started their own lives, enormous time has poured into my weekends. I decide to do devout my time in volunteering. But still I could not satisfy my hunger and craving to do something more. One evening, I was reading some article on international issues on children, women,and on animal cruelty, which were very disturbing, traumatic and sad.I could not stop my tear or could not sleep. It is very hard to see others in suffering. Life is more fulfilling and rich when you help others, when you bring smile on others. “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s clouds.”- Maya Angelou. So I start to write again. I want my writing to be a strong voice for others in distress; for the innocent animals,for children, for women, on global warming and for all other social causes. Sometimes the truth is hard to digest but I am determined to reflect on those topics to make my readers aware on social issues. And I am thankful to WordPress for providing this wonderful platform to express my observation, views and dreams. I hope you explore the stories,enjoy and leave appropriate comments.

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