If the Dream Is Big Enough, the Facts Don't Count
The old man looked at his young friend thoughtfully, "Youth is the time for dreams," he said.
Hani looked at Mr. Dilly with amazement wishing her father would tell her these same words Mr. Dilly was saying to her. He continued with his words of wisdom, "If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count, Hani. You can be what you want to be if you work hard for it. View yourself in one of your friend's point of view; for that you will always improve on yourself in your achievements. You hold the key to the future, and no one can open that door of success unless you do it."
He said, "A medical missionary is a very stressful job. It takes a lot of patient, will and caring being around poor and sick children. You have to work from day to night like ants.
They will work you like an elephant. Are you sure you can handle that?"
Hani replied with confidence, "I am ready and this is my dream. It will never change because I was told by God to do this. You told me "If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count."
Mr. Dilly showed Hani photos of his cousin serving as a medical missionary in Africa. When he knew that Hani was sincerely interested, he introduced her to Shirley who took her to lunch at a restaurant near town.
Shirley asked Hani, "With your financial background, don't you think your dream is big?"
Hani replied, "Mr. Dilly said that if the dream is big enough, the facts don't count."
Shirley was amazed with her respond that she promised Hani a scholarship to medical school. Hani worked hard at school for the next...