I thought one of the most heartwarming stories I had the privilege to mention on air this week was the 60 year old musician who’s landed a solo record contract for the first time in his life. His message? Never give up on your dreams.
I thought of him as I uncanningly found myself in close proximity to Grenfell Tower every day this week. As I drove past on my way to or from work – its inky darkness at night contrasted with the bright lights of similar tower blocks nearby. Then again when I was meeting someone in the vicinity, I could see in broad daylight the horrors of the burnt out shell and couldn’t help but think of all those people – of all ages and backgrounds – who also had their dreams. Yet, unbeknown to them, there was to be no more time for them to follow them, let alone live them.
I think that sends a very clear message to us that the future can’t be guaranteed; the past has gone and the only real moment that exists is now. In the coming week let’s remember that as much as we can – and on behalf of those who’ve gone to other adventures elsewhere let’s try to follow that inner voice that calls us to our true fulfilment. At whatever age. Never give up on your dreams.