“The 3 G’s” (Given to me in a Dream) — Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.
Sometimes we receive inspiration in strange, otherworldly ways. I heard myself saying these words in a dream last week, and I’ve recalled the details here.
Hope you’re thriving and more than just surviving during these frustrating, interesting times!
Recap of my recent VIVID Dream:
I look out to a crowd, maybe 50 or 60 people, standing or sitting in small groups, gathered outside my door.
Who are these people? I wonder. What’s this all about?
I walk out to see what’s going on.
It seems they are here because of me!
I am to give some sort of a talk; address . . .
I’m being called on to inspire these people in some way!
On The Radio . . .
Trying to get a better grasp on things, I sit on the lawn next to a fair-haired millennial-aged man — he clasps my hand, looks hopefully into my eyes — and tells me that he heard about “the Event” (THIS Event!) on the Radio!
“The radio,” I hear myself tell him. “That makes sense. My Dad was a radio man.”
(And he truly was. Dad’s Big Band music played live on the radio, as well as nightly at Disneyland — see my post, “You can do ANYTHING!” for more about Dad and his music.)
“Wow,” I say to myself, “I better go get cleaned up!”
It seems I need to change clothes and get presentable for this important occasion . . .
I go inside. I see my daughter, musician EllaHarp, and ask, “Ella, you gotta help me here. Will you please go out and entertain these people while I get ready?”
I dash up to take a shower. From below, I hear Ella’s music, strong — rhythmic, upbeat. “Great,” I say to myself, relieved. “Good job!” Her harp and vocals have me covered.
But . . . What will I talk about?
Now it occurs to me, “What will I say??? They came to hear me speak — but about what?”
And then, in my dream, I hear my inner voice calmly speak: “I will talk about ‘The 3 G’s’ — Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.”
Upon Awakening . . .
As with many dreams, I never gave the talk — my dream ended right there.
But I awoke with a very conscious recall, and found myself fascinated by “The 3 G’s” topic.
I have never heard of “The 3 G’s” before . . .
I repeated the words, so I wouldn’t forget: “Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.”
“The 3 G’s”
Inspired by the message received from my dream, here is what I might have said for my motivational presentation.
Here is what “The 3 G’s” mean to me. DawnSeeker
Since I love word searches, I opened up my trusty, well-used copy of Webster’s New World Dictionary, and found the following excerpts:
Great: Large in size, number, quantity; much higher, above the ordinary or average; existing in a high degree; intense. Eminent; illustrious; superior. Very impressive or imposing; having or showing nobility of mind, purpose, etc.
Eminent: Rising above other things or places; high; lofty. Standing high by comparison with others; renowned; exalted; distinguished. Outstanding; remarkable; noteworthy. (see famous — fame; great reputation; celebrity.
I see Greatness as rising above the ordinary, the everyday, and applying one’s highest standard to work, thought, morals, and behavior.
Greatness calls upon each individual to tune-in and utilize our God-given gifts and talents. It’s what sets each one of us apart — our unique individual hopes, wishes, dreams and desires.
My Grandma nailed it in her philosophy about Life:
You Gotta Wanna
Grandma had a saying
I still can hear her tell:
Talent alone won’t make you great,
But an inner quality will.
She said: You gotta wanna,To read the rest, see my post: You Gotta Wanna
What ‘ere you do in life —
And that your burning passion
Overcomes obstacles and strife . . .
What are you best at? What do you gravitate towards?
What are your special interests, loves, desires?
Writing and keeping a journal
Brainstorming & problem-solving
Mountains, Beaches, Tropics, Outdoors . . .
These are the ongoing themes of my Life.
What Lights Your Fire?
I suggest you take an inventory of the driving forces in your Life, and see how these line up with how you are living today.
Re-align. Resolve. Re-work those priorities into the forefront of your activities — and see how they can guide you into fulfilling your highest dreams.
(Sounds like: “The 3 R’s” to me :))
Get creative! Go for it!
See what you can turnaround, fine-tune, enlighten — and how you can infuse your Life with the magic you’ve always hoped for!
More from Webster’s:
Goodness: Virtue; excellence; kindness; generosity; benevolence. The best part, essence, or valuable property of a thing.
Virtue: General moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness of character. Excellence; merit; value; good quality or feature.
Generosity: Nobility of mind; magnanimity; willingness to give or share; being unselfish.
Magnanimous: Noble in mind; high-souled; generous or overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness.
Benevolence: Inclination to do good; kindliness; charitable activity; gift.
“My Goodness Project”
Goodness is a topic dear to my heart.
I’ve researched it for many years, and I actively do my best to remain true to Goodness. To honor it. Cultivate it. To raise myself to it’s lofty heights.
I practice what I refer to as “My Goodness Project” where I give out mementos — usually horse shoe nails, often to strangers — and tell a small story of their importance.
I also practice a habit of “Ringing The Bell” when something Good happens.
Here is an excerpt from my post on the topic:
Ring The Bell!
Here’s a little ritual I’ve done for many years: When something Good happens, I ring a bell!
Cow bells, large and small. Jingle bells. Hand bells. Hanging bells . . .
Enjoy this little poem about the magic released by this small, humble act.
When ‘ere a Good thing happens,
I like to ring a bell!
So something Good gets recognition
Just for being swell.
All kinds of chatter follows
Those things that are bad.
But when a Good thing happens,
We must show just how glad
We are Good joined us —To read the rest, see my post: Ring The Bell!
And dropped in for a spell.
Heaven knows there’s far too much
Attention paid to hell
What’s Your Goodness Project?
I suggest you be on the lookout for your custom-fit “Goodness Project” distilled from what you have gleaned in Life.
Poetry. Music. Art. Spontaneous conversations. Smiles. Reaching out to strangers.
Sharing whatever quirks or artifacts your lifestyle, your persona, stands for — that adds to the greater good.
Gratitude: A feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; warm, appreciative response to kindness; thankfulness. (Excerpt, Webster’s New World Dictionary)
What better way to move our energy forward in Life, than to embrace and exude gratitude!
Actions, of course, speak louder than words. Gifts, cards, calls, visits, texts, can all exhibit gratitude.
For really, we have far more to be grateful for than we often remember.
Gratitude Is . . .
In looking through my Journal I discovered this colorful, long-ago Gratitude List.
I smile in reading it now — and hope you will do the same. :)) DawnSeeker
Gratitude is a wavelet glinting aqua kaleidoscopes in an endless sea.To read the rest, see my post: Gratitude is . . .
Gratitude is a cottonwood leaf dancing in the morning breeze.
Gratitude is a tall cloud, puffy white and gray, tinged with pink at the end of the day.
Gratitude is a nicker from your favorite horse. And her soft muzzle in your hand.
Gratitude is a healing balm that melts away life’s sorrows.
What’s on Your Gratitude List?
So what are you grateful for? Grab a journal; start a list.
Write a card to thank someone who has helped you along Life’s journey.
Come up with a ritual to refresh your Gratitude memories, and meditate on all the Good in your Life.
(This is a very productive strategy! Mentally rehearsing and re-living previous successes triggers readiness for achieving fresh new ones. It fine-tunes your intuition and provides an heads-up for when you are in range of a great idea, connection, or experience.)
Brainstorm the ways you can express more Gratitude to fill your reservoirs to overflowing :))
In reading over my journal entries on the preceding topics, it would make sense that “The 3 G’s” would appear in my dream, drawn from the depths of my soul, for my impromptu motivational speech.
Turns out I’ve been doing my best to live “The 3 G’s” for many years now — and they’ve served me well.
(Yet, in writing this, the biting reality hits: I can — and will! — strive to do better in accomplishing my lofty goals. We imperfect humans shall always remain a “work in progress” . . . see my post, Self-Talk.)
Best to you in these endeavors! Please feel free to share your experiences. And may your dreams, as well as mine, continue to come true :))
Photos: Dawn Jenkins
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