Not too many blogs will reference Motley Crue and Erma Bombeck in the same post—but missing such an opportunity…well, that wouldn’t be @SilverDisobedience would it?! 

As those of the @MTV Generation will remember, “Home Sweet Home” by @MotleyCrue topped the “Most Requested” music charts in 1985. We all sang…”You know I’m a dreamer with a heart of gold…” because that anthem triggered our emotions and resonated with youthful energy on so many levels. The song became the #1 most requested video and held that spot for 3 months until MTV execs stopped letting the fans vote for their favorites. No doubt many of us know all the words and are still singing along.

About the same time, another Los Angeles born legend, humorist Erma Bombeck was writing about suburban homelife. She wrote this: There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams. Of course I’ve got dreams.” Then they put the box away, opening it once in a while to look, and make sure they’re still there. These are great dreams, that never come out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or how bad am I?” That’s where courage comes in.

Two extremes of LA icons giving us good advice: Pursue your dreams. Yes, they might need a little tweaking, but dreams never really have an expiration date. Pluck up your courage, along with your sense of humor and heart of gold, and figure out how you can make your dreams your realities. Today’s a good day to say: I’m on my way!

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & on my websites.

The Kick Arse 1980s Metal Glam Band hair is by Hair Artist Dennis Lanni or @DennisLanni on Instagram!