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 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
- A White Christmas
- 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!
- An audience with Barak Obama
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, close to home, with my husband
- 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 let’s go fly a kite!
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