February 7, 2012

A Dream is a Wish Our Heart Makes

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris

I just finished reading the most delightful little book called “Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris.” Written by Paul Gallico in 1958, it is the story of a London housekeeper who gets the notion to have a haute couture Christian Dior dress made for herself. Once Mrs. Harris gets this idea in her mind, she is determined to see it through. Maybe it’s because she’s the underdog or maybe because we all have secret wishes we long for, but this story resonated with me.

dior dress

I don’t want to give anything away…but you should definitely try to track down a copy. While the idea of a dress costing 1/3 of your annual salary might sound preposterous, maybe you dream of something else. Whether your heart’s desire is a trip or a dress, a certain kind of home or an experience, I think it’s nice to be reminded that there can be good in being determined for something. Even when getting the thing doesn’t turn out exactly like we’d expected (does it ever?), there can be wonderful growth.

To me, the lesson learned from this story is that we must keep wishing and dreaming…even if everyone thinks what we’re wishing for is silly. What secret dreams are you harboring these days? I’ll believe they are possible for you if you’ll believe with me for mine!


  1. I love that message! You're absolutely right we can't stop wishing and dreaming! :) Thanks for sharing the book and the great words of wisdom!!


  2. I burberry outlet had been made a corporal, hair straightener or michael kors uk cabo, louboutin outlet as kate spade outlet it was called, christian louboutin as soon as ray-ban sunglasses we chanel bags reached new balance the front, and gucci handbags was hollister in louboutin command of a guard of wedding dresses twelve men. It was giuseppe zanotti no sinecure, especially ugg boots at first. mac cosmetics The centuria was an cheap jerseys untrained soccer shoes mob composed nike store mostly of boys ralph lauren polo in their coach outlet store teens. Here michael kors and baseball bats there michael kors outlet in new balance outlet the the north face militia you came across children chi flat iron as young as eleven p90x workout or twelve, usually oakley sunglasses refugees north face from bcbg dresses Fascist michael kors territory hermes outlet who had been enlisted as salvatore ferragamo militiamen roshe run as the tory burch easiest way of providing for them. As a rule


Lay it on me y'all!