We’ve often had people ask about how the BIG Dream Gathering got started.
And as many of you know… it happened as a “happy accident” back in 2006 when one of our own big dreams was on the ropes.
Melissa (my amazing wife) and I were about to give up on one of our own dreams… and this little idea of a “BIG Dream Gathering” was a last ditch attempt to get some help… and to give some of our friends’ dreams a boost too!
It was only supposed to last for a couple of hours on a Tuesday night… but it wound up lasting for a FULL WEEK!
It was awesome to see… and it was incredible to experience.
“THE DREAM HOUSE”
But I also have to admit that it was a bit wild to have complete strangers showing up at your house because someone had given them the address for the “dream house.”
Now… in hindsight… I can say that some amazing big dreams got launched at that first BDG. Dreams like Mandy’s dream of helping kids in Africa… Adam’s dream to get his book out to a million people… and two people connecting around an idea and scoring a contract with NIKE!
Plus… in the weeks that followed our big dream got some help too.
But… at the time… we thought this whole BIG Dream Gathering thing… was a one time event.
So, we didn’t really do much to capture how it all worked or what it looked like.
Or so we thought…
But as we are getting ready for the BIG Dream Gathering in Topeka, Kansas on September 6th, 20011... a local reporter asked if we had any photos of that first night.
I initially said “no” because I didn’t know these existed.
But then Mel dug in and found these!
They are four photos from that first night of the BIG Dream Gathering.
Mel had taken them because she thought we were going to be taking those first dream sheets down soon. And since it 2006 and it was prior to the digital age for us… we’d had these printed. But then they got tucked in other photos of with birthdays, last days of school and summer vacations.
That is until now.
How fun is that?
So we wanted to share them… just to give you an idea of what that first BIG Dream Gathering looked like back in 2006.
As you look at these dreams that were posted at that first BIG Dream Gathering… what gets sparked in you? What would you have written down? More importantly… if someone asked you today “Describe one of your big dreams,” how would you respond?
Let us know. We’d love to hear about it.
Lastly… if you were at that first BIG Dream Gathering… we’d invite you to comment about that experience. We know that it was something that changed our lives… we just didn’t know how much at the time.
How about you?
Join in the conversation. We’d love to connect and hear your stories and thoughts!
Keep dreaming BIG and helping others to do the same,
- BIG Dream Gathering – Topeka, Kansas – September 6th (bigdreamgathering.com)
- What’s one of YOUR big dreams? (bigdreamgathering.com)
- IGNITE – A little book to spark your BIG dreams! (bigdreamgathering.com)