We Are All Living Somebody Else’s Dream

We Are All Living Somebody Else’s Dream

I remember when I first heard this phrase thinking well I must be stuck in
Nightmare on Elm Street so. We were busy rearing 4 children, holding down jobs, trying to have a life, and my son’s autistic behaviours were causing absolute havoc.
It was difficult to imagine anyone wanting to swap lives with me.

I remember when I first heard this phrase thinking well I must be stuck in
Nightmare on Elm Street so. We were busy rearing 4 children, holding down jobs, trying to have a life, and my son’s autistic behaviours were causing absolute havoc.
It was difficult to imagine anyone wanting to swap lives with me.

But the more I thought about it the more it resonated with me.
On a basic level, we had a home, food, electricity, running water, medical care etc.
So yes we were doing better by 80% than the rest of the world.
We were living their dream….and on top of that, we had access to education, jobs, transport, family, friends. I want to add holidays and a social life but that wasn’t really an option then. But as we usually compare ourselves to what’s in our day to day world, I still had a way to go to get this idea to stick. Soi began to think…….
Of people who couldn’t have children that would do anything to have a child, special needs or not.
Of those facing terminal illness themselves or of a child or family member.
Of those that have been abused, battered, betrayed, and beaten down by life.
Of people who struggle with debilitating illnesses such as depression, alcoholism.
Of the people who are truly alone in this world for whatever reason.

The stress of dealing with autism had blurred my perspective. I was ungrateful for my life and felt I had been targeted by some great injustice. Now I realise and try to remember WE ARE ALL LIVING SOMEBODY ELSE DREAM

So if I am having a difficult time and my son is having a meltdown in public.
And of course, I will meet someone I really don’t want to at that very moment.
And they ask how I am… I try to calmly reply “JUST LIVING THE DREAM” lol.
what do you think…are you living somebody else dream or nightmare??

Just a little story…

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