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Muppets, Puppet Shows & Living Your Dream

December 13th, 2014

I’m friends on Facebook (and in real life) with several people from high school and college. Not LOTS of them, but a select few. One of my FB friends is a girl I dated in high school and who went on to sing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. When I first learned that she had made the choir it made my heart sing (pun intended), because I knew that it was a dream she had held since before I ever met her. I love seeing people achieve their dreams. I love success in all its myriad forms, and so often success is mentally linked with money when in fact, that is almost never how success is actually measured.

Success is, by definition, forward progress toward a goal. If you have a goal and you are moving toward it, you are being successful. So when I learned that Deby had been accepted as part of the choir, I couldn’t stop smiling. Imagine having a dream as a child, never letting go of that dream and then ultimately realizing that dream. Who wouldn’t wish that for every human alive? So, first off, let me make it abundantly clear that for the past few years I’ve really held her in high esteem. Even though we only dated for less than a year and that was almost three decades ago, it still makes me overly proud to see her achieve a lifelong dream.

That being said, I can tell you that THIS WEEK my admiration for her doubled. You see this week, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is singing with the Sesame Street Muppets. That’s right, my old girlfriend from high school is performing ON STAGE with REAL Muppets! Don’t get me wrong, living your life’s dream is great and all, but to do it with Ernie and Bert is infinitely better! And Count VonCount, and Big Bird, and even Abby Cadabra! Hey, I get to do puppet shows all the time. That’s what I do, magic puppet shows…dream come true and all that. So, yeah. I’m not trying to name drop, but that girl on the second row from the bottom, middle section, third from the left…yep. I know her.

Goal Setting, Just Personal, Success