A couple months ago my Biggest Little Teacher (BLT) was telling me about how her school was doing the Wizard of Oz as the summer Musical Theatre program. She beamed, looked me straight in the eye and said, “I want to be Dorothy.” I patted her on the head and smiled at her with encouragement. However, on the inside my fears were triggered and I thought to myself, “What if she doesn’t get it? Oh My Gosh, what would I tell her? How can we mend her broken dream?” But since I always encourage BLT to go with her heart and go for her passions, we talked about the part often over the next few weeks.
As auditions came closer, BLT began to open her horizons and get excited about a few other parts as well. Not sure if it was out of fear or simply the desire to act, sing, and dance no matter what. I figured it was good to stay focused on the main desire and not be too attached. When I picked her up from musical theatre last week, I was greeted by BLT with a HUGE smile and a coy, “Guess what Mommy? Guess which part I got?” I said, “Ummm, the Good Witch Glinda?” She shook her head and nearly burst out, “I got Dorothy!!!” It was a celebration of high-five’s, kisses and hugs. As we walked to pick up her things, she told me to come check out her bag. Inside were a pair of sparkly ruby red slippers!!! I asked her if she had worn them for the audition. She said, “No, I didn’t wear them, I just brought them for good luck!” Oh man, did it WORK!!! That’s living the dream.
When we got in the car I asked BLT, “So, how was the audition? What did you have to do?” She told me they did a very small acting part and that was it. I was a little shocked to think they made the decision so easily. But, later that evening while talking about how exciting it was going to be playing the part of Dorothy she says, “You know Mom, I was ready to be any part they gave me. Before the audition they asked me 3 questions; 1 – name, 2 – Grade, 3 – Why I wanted to be in the Wizard of Oz. I told them, ‘Jade, 4th grade, and I want to be a part of the musical because I love to act, dance and sing. I am excited to be part of this. I will do my best with any part you give me.” I stopped walking and asked BLT if I heard her correctly about “any part you give me”. She said, “Yeah, I said that. Mom, I just wanted to be in it.”
Once again BLT teaches me a lesson… Put my heart into my dreams and keep the dream alive in anyway that feels right, while at the same time remaining unattached. Be ready to accept whatever gifts may come. Its in the “letting go” dreams come true!!!
Thanks BLT!! I love you!!!
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