A New Year….A Blank Canvas

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 love the lyrics and melody. It conjures up happy childhood memories. I had the Mary Poppins album and would play it in my bedroom, on my portable record player, many years ago!

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 a little dream, 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 A Kite….Figuratively Speaking

A new year is here. 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, I’m going to “fly a kite”. I’m going to dream a little dream and set some loose goals. The goals can happen or not happen…..it really won’t matter. It’s just lovely to dream a little.

Dream A Little Dream With Me

So here goes….I’m dreaming of;

  • Rainy Days and Rainbows;
  • A Successful Book Launch;
  • A Road trip driving through our beautiful countryside;
  • Treatment for my disease;
  • A stable spine;
  • Being well enough to celebrate my husband’s big birthday in style mid year;
  • No surgeries or hospital stays;
  • Quality time with family and friends;
  • Reaching out to support more people with chronic illness, through expanding my online forum and blog;
  • A holiday, somewhere close to home.
  • More writing opportunities

Dare To Dream

I so hope as you start 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 do some day dreaming for a moment, it can help relax your mind. With a relaxed mind you can have some fun “flying a kite” with ideas, despite disability.

Who knows, you might even find you are inspired and determined to set a couple of realistic, high level goals and have faith and hope they really could happen.

It’s 2022!! A blank canvas at this stage for most of us, so let’s embrace the dawn of a New Year………Let’s Dream A Little Dream!


Sam xx

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40 v 31

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6 thoughts on “A New Year….A Blank Canvas

  1. dreaming:

    An article in Intima
    successful surgery
    500 miles on my bicycle post surgery
    lose 25 pounds

    more realistic,

    successful surgery
    250 miles on my bicycle post surgery
    lose 15 pounds

    a man needs to dream a little.

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  2. Love how you end your post with the verse from Isaiah! I am sorry that life can be a bit limiting for you with your illness, but what a way to keep your head up and eyes fixed on Christ while encouraging us to do the same as well! Thank you for the encouraging post =)

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