Jane Goodall and the power of a shared dream.
We have all had dreams for ourselves, but sometimes we are scared to share them.
One of the women who inspires us to share our dreams is Jane Goodall. When she was just a little girl, she knew that she wanted to work with animals. Jane was encouraged by her mother to fulfill her dream. She once said, “As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it.”
Jane shared her dream with her mother, and her mother cheered her on. When Jane was invited to join an anthropologist in Africa to pursue her dream, her mother travelled to Africa
with her. Jane made several monumental discoveries about the lives of chimpanzees in Africa, and the world became mesmerized by her work. Today, she is a world renowned activist, author, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In one of her books, My Life With Chimpanzees, Jane wrote: "The most important thing I can say to you -- yes, you who are now reading this -- is that you, as an individual, have a role to play and can make a difference.” (Source: http://www.janegoodall.org/jane)
Our question for our readers is what difference do you hope to make in your life? What are your dreams for yourself tomorrow, in five years, and in ten years? Our downloadable Bonnie Jean Dream Catcher can help you capture your dreams and share them with the girls in your life who are important to you. Please share the dreams that you and your girls come up with in the comments section below! We look forward to hearing from you!
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