Make Your Dreams Come True Day | JOY for Today

Background: A child and parent watch a night sky. Foreground: January 13, 2022 - Make Your Dreams Come True Day - Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
"Reach for the Stars" image courtesy of phil2001 via Deviant Art

Make Your Dreams Come True Day feels appropriate this time of year as many of us consider making changes and reviving projects we’ve let go. On Friday, we have a guest blogger from Well Parents sharing how to start an at-home business for all of you aspiring Mompreneurs out there. So, if this interests you, be sure to come back and check it out.

But for now, we hope this post leaves you with JOY for Today and renewed hope in making your own dream come true.

Check out the part of interest to you or read on through:

People Who Made Their Dreams Come True

  1.  J.K. Rowling manually typed out each copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that she sent to publishers. After being rejected dozens of times, a CEO’s daughter fell in love with the story and J.K. Rowling’s publishing dreams came true.
  2. Jim Carrey mailed his resume to The Carroll Burnett Show at age ten and bombed his first onstage comedy routine at fifteen. He then quit school and moved to LA where he wrote himself a $10 million check for acting and dated it Thanksgiving of 1995, coincidentally nearly setting the date for when his acting dream actually came true in Dumb and Dumber.
  3. Colonel (Harland) Sanders perfected his fried chicken recipe following the Great Depression. But, when the interstate changed routes, Sanders had to close his business. He traveled the country soliciting his recipe in exchange for a nickel per piece of chicken sold. He was rejected more than 1,000 times before his first business partner finally made his dream come true.
  4. YOU! We have confidence that you work to make your personal dreams come true and continue to do so. We’re rooting you on in your endeavors and can’t wait to see your name on a list like this someday.

Read more stories about people reaching their dreams at Motivation Grid.

We'd Love to Know of other dream-fulfilling people who inspire you. Tell us about them so we can be inspired too!

Wolfe Stew Connects

Wolfe Stew is a dream come true. Nine years before launch, we started dreaming about a way to help over-worked, over-stressed teachers find JOY and hope in their daily endeavors. Originally, we thought it would be by offering resources, but, like a stew, it keeps adding depth and breadth as we continue stewing. Each time we post, connect with one of you, or work at maintenance and promotion, we continue walking in our dream.

We'd Love to Know about a dream you are working on or walking in. Let us know in the comments below so we can celebrate with you!

Bible Verse to Inspire

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Making your dreams come true takes faith, there’s no doubt about it. Whether it’s faith in yourself, faith in God, faith in others, or all of the above, to make your dreams come true you must step out in faith and FIGHT to keep it. We love this quote by Oswald Chambers, and hope it speaks to you too.

A silhouetted person walks a tightrope amidst ray clouds. Underneath, a quote by Oswald Chambers reads: "Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading."

We’re working on growing our faith and the fight for it in our GROWTH for Today calendars. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you. This month’s theme is CHOOSE and it’s perfect for those who would like help CHOOSING what dreams are worth pursuing. We have faith based and secular versions, that way you can participate at home or in your classroom.

 We'd Love to Know a Bible verse or quote that keeps you going. Share in the comments below so we can all benefit from what motivates you too!

Activity Suggestion

Take steps toward making your dream come true! Consider completing these activities with a classroom, your family or on your own.

  • Consider these five steps toward naming your dream from Wolfe Stew (Brainstorm, Categorize, Narrow the List, Determine Origin, Trust).
  • Make a vision board (with Christine Kane) to continuously remind and motivate you.
  • Write a SMART Goal, (with Developing good Habits) an actionable and logical step toward dream attainment.
We'd Love to Know what is helpful to you when you are walking the path toward your dreams? Comment below and help pave the path for others!

We’re excited to share in one more day with you and wish you JOY for Today and hope for tomorrow.

Fighting the Good Fight with You,

Red stew bowl with steam rising from top. Wolfe Stew crawled on front.

Find even more JOY for Today in our monthly calendars, holiday, and seasonal posts.


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