October 14th, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: I’m More Than These Walls

Though I am partial to 1978’s The Wiz and its storyline, there is still something in me that will always love and connect to the original Wizard of Oz. For the reason that Judy Garland as Dorothy sang so beautifully:

“Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue – and the dreams that you dare to dream- Really do come true…”

Remember when we were kids and everybody would tell us that we could do and be anything we wanted? And almost all of the Saturday morning commercials would say that “the sky is the limit or dream BIG”? Remember those days?

But the kicker will always be our teachers… who would tell us “if you believe it you can achieve it.”
I often sit back and wonder if they were all lying!

As we grew into adulthood, we allowed our dreams and all of our hopes to become jaded as a result of circumstance. Just like the belief of the jolly fat man (Santa Clause); our childhood innocence no longer exists because reality has told us the devastating and harsh truths of life. So what now…?

What do you do when you know you are meant for so much more? When the walls that surround you are simply not big enough to contain ALL that is INSIDE of YOU?
And there is a passion and a fire that burn so deep within you that you cannot even begin to explain it… Do we simply settle because of comfort? Should we rearrange our thoughts and dreams in order to make room or fit in with the “norm”? Or worst of all, do we FORGET and write it all off as silly childhood fantasy?

None of the above…

REMEMBER your dreams, RECLAIM your innocence and LIVE your hearts desires. You are more than the four walls that surround you. You have the POWER to re define who society has written you off to be. Despite all of my experiences of pain and struggle, I still believe that:

“If happy little bluebirds fly – Beyond the rainbow – Why, oh why can’t I?”

Do not be afraid to find out what your purpose is but dare to walk boldly in it. Know that you are MORE and that you deserve just that!

When was the moment YOU stopped believing in the RAINBOW and YOUR pot of GOLD?

About the Author

Danni Myers
Danni Myers is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She has worked in both the political and non- profit arenas. Currently,she is the Promotions Director for a Nationally Syndicated Morning Show. Her writing is based on constant reflection of life, purpose, dreams, self worth and the constant pursuit of success and inner PEACE.



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  1. AWWW..good job Danni, keep the youth encouraged!

  2. Danielle,

    I enjoy your writing. I'm very much a fan and I look forward to reading more.

  3. Danielle, your words are inspiring… very well written.

  4. Well written. This article gave me great insight. I am thinking about what I am meant to do on this earth. You have created a spark.

    Thanks Danielle

  5. Well done and right on time.

  6. I appreciate all of the support and feedback thank you all very much! I am so glad that you all like it!

  7. In the world of Culinary Arts, my plate is the description of my passion. I explain my thoughts with proteins, starches and vegetables arranged on a canvas that the average Joe drizzles with the nearest dish soap.

    YOUR words are MY food on a blank sheet of paper. I admire the way you place verbs, nouns, and adjectives together to form a meal worthy of our mental tastebuds. Proceed as you imagine this…

    Your explanation of my plate. 3 meals, 2 people, 1 description.


  8. Great article Ms. Myers! I swear, you and I should be twins the way we think! =)

  9. Amazing aritcle… So proud of you!!!

  10. Danni!!! This is awesome! I love your use of current/past themes to give us a visual of the words you pour out here. Love the work and definitely looking forward to more inspirations from you. So proud!

  11. As we grew into adulthood, we allowed our dreams and all of our hopes to become jaded as a result of circumstance. Just like the belief of the jolly fat man

  12. The title sounded like it was a lyrics of the song which will eventually be anything that would have been done through all those.

  13. Rain bow make lot of attraction for us. The color of light might be seen in real good form and such one make mind relax. The process and working of light bring huge impact. This seen in site essay on time review which works for many ones.

  14. That sounds really fantastic

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