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I had this dream while growing up…that I’d be a millionaire l’d live in a beautiful house, drive a fancy car…there’d be money everywhere. I’d float through a life of happiness…I’d seldom wear a frown. I’d have no reason to be sad because…I’d be the richest man in town. It’s funny how life sometimes has other plans…how different dreams unfold when on a teacher’s salary, now with a family…I put my initial dream on hold. There were mouths to feed and bills to pay…facts I couldn’t deny Now I dreamed of health and happiness with enough money to get by. Yes, growing up I had this dream…as many young people do but I never dreamed I could be happy if a different dream came true. My dream house isn’t as big nor my dream car quite as fancy… but I found I do not care I have a beautiful wife, a wonderful family…I have joy and love everywhere. I’d like to tell you the exact moment when it happened…but I don’t think I can… when the young boy’s dreams from long ago gave way to the new dreams of the man. But this new dream I am living…I’ll be the first one to concede has allowed me to float through a happy life…with everything I need. Which is why, after all these years…I seldom wear a frown… because somehow, even though a different dream came true… I’m still the richest man in town.

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