Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist and philosopher)

Thoreau’s thought is expressed another way by a 21st century music star, Ella Fitzgerald: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.” So the ancient philosopher and the modern citizen give us the same advice: keep pursuing your dreams. In other words, “Never give up.” When times are hard and circumstances difficult, it’s good advice.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)