Christopher Reeve once said, ‘So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.’
While sitting quietly at my kitchen table the other day I had a dream, a thought, an idea that I wanted to turn into a reality. Once again, I had read another depressing article about the rise in homelessness in the UK and my heart sank. The thought of people living on the streets pains me. It’s just horrible to think that so many are now sleeping rough and that many families have to rely on food banks. The government of this country really do have a lot to answer for but that’s a whole other article.
Nowadays I walk down my high street to find at least one person sleeping rough. The town that we live in is not poor either. I find it so difficult to comprehend when I walk past a person on the street with their lives in the bags sleeping under a duvet cover. It saddens me and I want it to change.
So as I was sat quietly drinking my tea contemplating the article, I made a decision that this year I want to raise £100,000 for Crisis the homeless charity by selling 100,000 copies of my book Gifts from Grandpa. For those of you that don’t know, last year I wrote a cookery book and £1 from the sale of each book is going to Crisis the homeless charity.
As I have mentioned before it was my Dad’s belief that every person in the world should have a home. He would always inform me that no matter which country I was in I would always have a place to call home. Dad saying this to me gave me great comfort when I went travelling.
Now don’t get me wrong, I realise that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I know I can’t give everyone a home although it is a dream of mine. I just want to raise money for Crisis the homeless charity. So if I sell 100,000 books I will have raised £100,000. It’s a start.
It’s a tall order, I realise that but the Buddhists believe all you have to do is think it and you will make it will happen. The fact is I would like 2019 to be my 100,000 year. As well as making £100,000 for Crisis I would like to have 100,000 followers on my blog and 100,000 subscribers to my channel.
Now, for all those pessimists, I know I may never achieve this goal. I realise that but if I never try, I’ll never know. So I’m going to put my best foot forward and give it a go. I have already started to promote my recipe book on my channel. At the moment, I’m making videos of the recipes from my cook book Gifts from Grandpa and then uploading the videos to my YouTube channel. There is a playlist on the for the ones you have missed.
Plus if you want to help me but don’t want to buy a recipe book then please could you just hit the like button after you read this article. Or if you’re feeling really nice hit that share button. It will make more people see it and hopefully read it that may want to buy this recipe book. I would love this to reach as many people as possible and I would really appreciate your help in this process. Thank you and lets dream big.
Have you ever had a dream and have you achieved it? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like, comment and follow me. Thank you. xxx