Dream Big ... Just As Our Forefathers

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty NWLA

by Mari Demint, REALTOR

The Real Team of Keller Willliams Realty NWLA

July 1, 2013


Properties for sale in Shreveport Bossier CityThe Fourth of July is a time to reflect on your goals, your dreams and how these will bring you the ultimate life that you want and deserve. As I reflect on how I will spend my holiday, it brings to mind what our forefathers wanted for their country. Each one of us knows in our heart what the United States of America means to us, even though our differences of opinions are prevalent. How do we achieve this wonderful America that we so love? What are our goals, our dreams?


As the Fourth is the beginning of our country, Dreams and goals become the beginning of your life. What you want out of life and what you dream and imagine your future to be, molds and shapes what you do, when you do it and how it is accomplished. What begins with a dream, becomes a goal and your future.


I was once told by a person very close to me that they had no dreams. They lived day to day and took whatever it gave them. In all actuality, that person said "I'm going to drink,". Well guess what, that person does drink, every time I see this person, a drink is in their hand. It makes me sad. You see, this person has become what they spoke and imagined; no goals, no dreams, each day passing them by.


So Dream, Dream big. I was told when I was younger that I was a dreamer. Those things wouldn't happen, couldn't happen. But you see, what they forgot was dreams are goals to be set and goals to be reached. Without  big dreams, you will not have big goals. Set those goals high! Higher than you can imagine and you will be surprised what you have accomplished.


The Founders of our country were big dreamers. They dreamed this country could and would be great! They were right. We are a great nation. But without those big dreamers, we could not have become this beautiful strong and "opinionated" nation. We have freedoms and opportunities that other countries wish for. Make others in your life wish they could have what you have in your life. Be a Dreamer!


There is no better time to start that journey than there is on the Fourth of July. Just as our Forefathers began the dream of our great nation, You can begin the dream of your future.


The REAL Team | Louisiana Residential Homes | Keller Williams Realty NWLA
708 N Ashley Ridge Loop #200, Shreveport, LA 71106

Specializing in Lake Properties in Shreveport and Bossier City Areas, Bossier City and Shreveport Real Estate


Comments (32)

Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

You become your own dream and that is a reality. Too many people are drugged up and have no thought but for the next moment. They depend on the government and that was the plan of the government the whole time, since the early 1900"s but that is to much history for any American to read, so it can repeat itself. History is not boring, we are boring.

Jul 03, 2013 10:57 AM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hello Mari,

Happy Independence Day!  Yes, we must have goals and dreams and aspire to be all that we can be.  

Best of GREAT success to you always!

Jul 03, 2013 11:27 AM
Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ
Weichert Realtors - Warren, NJ
NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors

A Happy & Safe Holiday From Everyone @ NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors, Warren Township, New Jersey

Jul 03, 2013 12:36 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

"So Dream, Dream big. I was told when I was younger that I was a dreamer. Those things wouldn't happen, couldn't happen. But you see, what they forgot was dreams are goals to be set and goals to be reached. Without  big dreams, you will not have big goals"

I think this is a wonderful and inspiring message for July 4th.

Jul 03, 2013 12:40 PM
Sharon Miller
RE/MAX Platinum - Crane Hill, AL

Mari & Fellow realtors,

"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, NO ONE CAN TAKE IT AWAY". I found these words of wisdom behind a small wooden picture frame in an out of the way gift shop a few years ago. I have these "words for thought" prominently displayed on a small buffet table near my home's front entrance, needless to say, I have received numerous comments..... 

Have a joyous Fourth of July...

Jul 03, 2013 01:17 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Continuing to drink is a person adrift. It sounds like they are depressed. Hopefully Mari they can read your post and be inspired. 

Jul 03, 2013 01:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mari, as I was going through your post, I looked at your profile - I knew it, it has to be KW! Yes, Dream Big, Aim High!

Jul 03, 2013 01:48 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Dream Big!  And follow your heart.  YOu can't go wrong if you do those two things.


Jul 03, 2013 01:58 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Mari - I can't imagine having no dreams. There are so many possibilities in our lives.
Jul 03, 2013 04:27 PM
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

Live every day like it matters and aspire to be the best and to do your best. Independence Day can certainly inspire you and use that to push you to new heights.

Jul 03, 2013 04:37 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

A good message for Independence Day. .

Dream big. .

but, that is the easy part. .

dream with action. ..now that is hard part . .

Jul 03, 2013 08:59 PM
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

Mari- Great post! I think we have become the country ourfounders hoped it would be..

Jul 03, 2013 10:14 PM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Today is a great day to celebrate and remember why America is such a unique country and concept.  Every generation is in danger of losing their freedom if we don't understand that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Jul 03, 2013 10:22 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mari, excellent point! Our forefathers proved what dreaming big can do. No reason why we can't do the same. Have a great 4th of July holiday.

Jul 03, 2013 11:04 PM
Mari Demint
Keller Williams Realty NWLA - Shreveport, LA
Mari Demint
Thank you everyone for the wonderful and inspiring comments. As many of you have commented, dreaming big is the easy part but making those dreams come true can sometimes be challenging. I hope all your dreams come true. Happy Birthday America!
Jul 03, 2013 11:24 PM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

I dream about my career and set goals, but that's about it. And I have the occasional drink along the way ;)

Jul 03, 2013 11:31 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty





Happy 4th of July to all our ActiveRain friends.





Jul 04, 2013 12:17 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Mari, and Happy 4th of July! What a great post and what a great tribute to the founding fathers :)

Jul 04, 2013 12:52 AM
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Big dreams WITHOUT FEAR HOLDING YOU BACK. I think that is how these guys formed our country.

Jul 04, 2013 02:03 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ

Hello Mari,

I agree that many people dream too small, and what would our county be without big dreamers.  happy 4th


Jul 04, 2013 04:31 AM