The Legend of the Dreamcatcher

A few days ago my husband received a packet from the St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD of which contained stickers, address labels, notepads and a beautiful dreamcatcher. Inside the packet was also a letter from the school about the legend of the dreamcatcher. It goes:

Native Americans of the Great Plains believe that the air is filled with both good and bad dreams.

According to legend, the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn.

Historically, dreamcatchers were hung in the tipi or lodge and on a baby’s cradle board.

I was particularly touched by the contents of the packet, but more so with the story of the dreamcatcher. You must have read about it (as I have) in the past, but receiving such a special gift with the story behind it makes more meaningful.


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Take the Opportunity: Be courageous

Photo of Michaela Cruz- Ungos

By Stuart Young


Take the opportunity today to be courageous!

This might be in the face of adversity, it might be just being brave about something or it might be something really important like making a difficult decision.

Whether you’re nervous about that speaking engagement coming up or whether you need to muster the nerve to ask someone on a date – dig deep and do it. This one courageous moment could change your life. Forever!

I know this is one of those difficult challenges I spoke about at the beginning of this book but hopefully you have tried enough of the other challenges to give you some habitual momentum today.

Go for it!



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Editor’s Note: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He aims to provide a “set of 365 practical little guides which WILL change your life if you commit to implementing as many as possible.” He is also completing his book about changing your life one day at a time. You can check his thoughts here.

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