WORLD DREAM DAY
Each year on September 25th World Dream Day encourages individuals, families, and communities around the world to make their dreams a reality. It’s also a day to activate ideas and declare new possibilities.
Many things in our world start out as a dream. This is the way many inventions come into being. It’s also how songs and books are written and goals achieved. Sometimes it’s a literal dream that makes something come to life. This happened when the world-famous filmmaker, James Cameron, became ill and laid down to rest. A fever dream led him to the idea for the movie, The Terminator.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
Sometimes the dream is more of a wish or desire for something to come true. The famous speech made by Martin Luther King, Jr. relayed his desire for civil rights and an end to racism. Even if those things have not been fully realized, his dream had an enormous impact. This is why goals are so important. They don’t just have to remain fantasies. Sometimes with hard work and dedication, they can become a reality. Not only to improve your life but to make the world a better place.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldDreamDay
World Dream Day is a day of inspiration, reflection, and celebration. There are many ways to participate in this observance. Share your dream or vision of what positive things you would like to see happen in your community. You can share your dream in the form of a poem, song, or another art form.
If you have a dream of working in a particular profession, take the first step to make it happen. Maybe you aspire to write a book one day. World Dream Day is a great day to write the first chapter! Take the DreamRunner Challenge if you really want to unleash your potential to help transform the world. No matter how you choose to observe it, share it on social media with #WorldDreamDay.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
WORLD DREAM DAY HISTORY
World Dream Day was founded in 2012 by educator and transformational strategist, Ozioma Egwuonwu. Her goal was to create a day that would help to inspire and heal humanity. Through the years, a variety of organizations and businesses have become strategic partners with World Dream Day. In 2013, World Dream Day partnered with the United Nations My World 2013 initiative.
“Every dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman