I changed by blog header recently to read “Dreaming Out Loud”. It’s one of my favorite phrases. I think I first heard it as a quote from U2’s lead singer, Bono. Yes – I admit that I was quite the U2 fan in my college days (which is probably the understatement of the century). *LOL*

Here’s a pic from a concert back in 1997 when I was pulled up onto stage by Bono.

He sang the song “With or Without You” to me …. from my lap.

I have to admit that it was kind of a surreal experience in front of 30,000 people! Although I haven’t listened to them much in recent years, I do love the positive energy that seems to flow through their music & I’ve always admired the work they have done to help those in need.

To me, “Dreaming Out Loud” means to be courageous, to be creative, to have integrity, & to live beyond what we know we are capable of. I know that I frequently forget to live this philosophy – but it is still something I aspire to.