“Let’s Go Fly A Kite”….Dreaming Dreams Despite Disability

If you love the original Mary Poppins movie, you will be very familiar with one of the songs sung by Dick Van Dyke, “Let’s Go Fly A Kite”

I’ve been singing it over the past few days as the lyrics and melody are so uplifting:

With tuppence for paper and strings,
You can have your own set of wings
With your feet on the ground
You’re a bird in a flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite

Oh oh oh
Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite

When you send it flyin’ up there
All at once you’re lighter than air
You can dance on the breeze
Over ‘ouses and trees
With your fist ‘olding tight
To the string of your kite

Songwriters: Richard Sherman / Robert Sherman   Let’s Go Fly a Kite lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

Wouldn’t It Be Lovely

Sometimes we need to dream dreams despite our disabilities.

Sometimes we need to close our eyes and imagine the wind in our hair as we run through a park, flying a kite.

Imagine skipping. Imagine dancing. Imagine walking in the rain.

As I imagine these lovely things a smile fills my face. I’m not sad. I’m simply daring to dream. It’s like watching a happy movie, I just happen to be the leading lady!


So Let’s Go Fly That Kite….Figuratively Speaking

A new year is fast approaching. I have no idea what lies ahead. I don’t know what my body will throw at me from hour to hour. Trying to map out plans for a new year would be setting me up for failure and disappointment.

So, this year I’m going to “fly a kite”. I’m going to dream a little and set some loose goals that work with my disability. Goals that can happen or not happen…..it really won’t matter.

Dream A Little Dream With Me

So here goes….I’m dreaming of;

  • Rainy Days and Rainbows
  • A Book Deal
  • An Escape to The Country (Love that show)
  • Tea With the Queen…or Prince Harry and Meghan would be even better!
  • A Snowy Winter European holiday, flying first class of course

And a little closer to reality;

  • Quality time with family and friends.
  • Reaching out to support more people with chronic illness, through my online forum and blog.
  • A holiday, somewhere close to home.
  • Embracing new beginnings as my husband and I explore ways to further accommodate my health needs.

Dare To Dream

I so hope as you think ahead to the New Year, you take some time to dare to dream. Have fun with some pipe dreams and then take a moment to think of a few key things you would like on your “reality” list.

I know living with chronic disease is limiting and the thought of looking ahead can seem dismal. I get you may feel like there’s no point.

The point is, if you allow yourself to “fly a kite” for a moment, it can help relax your mind. With a relaxed mind you can have some fun dreaming dreams despite disability.

Who knows, you might even find you are inspired and determined to set a couple of realistic, high level goals….Goals that really could happen.

So, as we enter 2019 and embrace the dawn of a New Year………Let’s go fly a kite!


Sam xx

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12 v 12


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16 thoughts on ““Let’s Go Fly A Kite”….Dreaming Dreams Despite Disability

  1. Sam, Good morning! What a beautiful post. I’m gonna make a list today too! If I have a white Christmas, I’ll message you the photo! Sending hugs! Happy Holidays!

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  2. You’re right, we should still dream a little, big and small, realistic and a little more far-fetched. There’s a quote about shooting for the moon and at least landing among the stars. We can still achieve some dreams, we can still do/experience/feel wonderful things, and dreaming a little without putting too much pressure on them or ourselves can free up our minds a little and make things that bit brighter. Lovely post, Sam 🙂

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  3. Sam, I love this! I too made some lose goals. Mostly because I felt like the last 2 years have been just about killing the time, only getting by, and I want to be more intentional about redeeming as much time as I can. I think I will go back and do a little dreaming as well. Wonderful post! Many Thanks 8)

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    1. Thanks so much Debra. I hope you enjoy some time dreaming about some special goals. Who knows, you might find one of them is the path God will open to you this year. Happy New Year xx


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