Don’t you just love a cup of coffee in the morning?
I know I do.
Last Saturday morning my peaceful cup of morning coffee was invaded by my two boys screaming craziness at each other.
The sibling rivalry was quickly turning into a sibling war, and I had no choice but to intervene.
In an unusual moment of clarity I said this, “Boys, I have a dream…”
Now my boys know that one of my heroes in life is Martin Luther King Jr. so they immediately recognized my inference and stopped their screams to look at me.
“I have a dream that we would have a home where no one yells.”
“Wouldn’t that be amazing?”
Their shocked look told me the element of surprise had captured their attention, so I quickly took advantage of it.
All I can say is that it worked. At least for a few minutes they stopped yelling.
The funny part was the next day when I got angry about something and raised my voice I heard my oldest son say, “Dad, I have a dream…..”
He didn’t need to finish.
What is the dream you have for your home right now?
How can you communicate your dream to your family?
What would your home be like if there were no yelling?
These are the kind of thoughts to build a dream on…. enjoy.