I was at a friend’s house and saw this National Geographic magazine. I remembered how I used to read it. It was actually National Geographic’s Wildlife As Canon Sees It page that opened my appreciation for nature and photography.
As a kid, I used to dream of having a Canon camera because of this. 😂
I also imagined myself taking photos of different sceneries and animals like how the photographers looked like in National Geographic.
Well, now NG is still here and has more stunning photos than before.
FULFILLMENT OF DREAMS
Through the years, my love for photography and capturing precious moments have developed. I started with phone cameras then eventually had my first DSLR, which was Nikon (a gift from my husband) and though it was good, I couldn’t brush my thoughts off every time I see Canon in stores. I would always test the Canon cameras and still wished for one.
I eventually sold my Nikon and then had Canon’s entry level camera 600D (or Canon Rebel T31i) . I was so happy and I still have it now and I have no plans of upgrading because I don’t see the need as of now. I’m satisfied with the photos it can give. I’m just really maximizing everything I can do with it. I’m not a heavy user anyway, and most of the photos are just really for the blog (which limits the max upload of image size) so I don’t hit up to the largest size anyway.
Browse Canon Cameras here.
Where am I going with this post? 😁
I just realized the value of instilling and inspiring kids to dream at a very young age. A child’s environment, background, and everything happening around him can help develop a good or a bad dream he can have for his future.
THE WRONG DREAM
There are some kids that have developed a sense of hatred and revenge at a very young age because of the wrong treatment they’ve experienced in the past. These unfortunate events have caused them to dream of putting vengeance and justice in their hearts and hands. Just like the stories in our soap operas, these people dream to be big one day with the goal of putting someone down in the end.
Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
No matter how bad the situation is, I realized that I should help my kids dream of a good future for them and for the world they will live to see in the future.
I personally had bad experiences in the past, but when I understood how great God’s unconditional love for me by offering his son, Jesus, as a payment for my sins, everything changed.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
I now live a life free from the condemnation and bondage of sin, and I was given freedom and acceptance knowing that God’s love for me is so much that all I can really do is to share it to those who need it.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Hope for a better future and a life with a purpose came over me. A hope so strong that it turned my drowning life around. It’s as if a trail of light appeared before me so I could find my way out.
A WORLD OF DIFFERENT DREAMS
Have you seen what kids are watching lately? The people they see? The actors and actresses they emulate? Many posts on social media are giving our kids different possible dreams that they may follow, but these people’s dreams may be far from our principles. If we don’t inspire them, they will be inspired by others. If it is a good one, then that’s okay, but what if they are slowly getting inspirations from the wrong ones?
DREAM WITH AND FOR OUR KIDS
Parents are the main people who can help kids in this area. They are the ones that kids talk to every day, the ones who discipline them, and the ones who nurture them.
We should keep on inspiring them of the endless possibilities that can happen when God is on their side.
That though we are living in a tainted generation, they can help others as they let the light they have from God shine bright.
Let our kids see how we dream of a bright future. Involve them by sharing to them what dreams we have for our country, for our family, for our kids when they grow up. They get inspired when they hear their parents’ dreams.
If you have a child, or you work with children, I challenge you to inspire another kid today to dream for a good future. Let them see that life is not something to be wasted, but something to be maximized and be shared with others; that their lives and their contributions to this world count. =)