Carolyn L. Braun (

Faith, Love, Hope and Joy …

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Dreams can be strange things. Sometimes they are simply bizarre – like the one I told you about in the last column. Sometimes I can’t remember them at all. But last night, I had a dream that seemed like it went on for hours — simply showing me the phrase “Faith, Love, Hope and Joy” over and over, in various ways. There were different scenes were the words showed up on the wall, on a mantle, etc. There were also scenes where people kept telling me that I need to remember them – over and over. So, what does this mean?

So, off to the internet I go to be enlightened. I found a lot of articles about recurring dreams but nothing much about words being repeated in the context of one dream. I didn’t really understand what the articles were saying – I am not much into Freud.

That leaves it to me – to either figure it or just let it go.

As you know, I am recovering from heart stent surgery and I have a lung disease. The recovery has been slow – which is hard for me because I am used to being on the go — as in being busy, not being athletic. And, really, I am not looking for sympathy or anything like that – I just want to get better.  But I also tend to be anxious about it. So —

I think this phrase is a message for me to lighten up and let the healing progress as it will. The message is …

Faith – Keep the faith.

Love – Let love help you heal.

Hope — There is always hope.

Joy – Find joy in each day.

I have listened and I will try to remember these four words  guide me as I heal. I think it’s a good list for everyone to remember. 

Thanks for reading. I hope you return! 



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