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Special Never Surrender Dreams print


(also posted to the moderated newsgroup)

For folks who may not be signed up for the Script Book mailing list, this is really rather cool. At NeverSurrenderDreams.com , you can buy a special print of JMS's "Never Surrender Dreams" message that's not only autographed but that he'll inscribe to the name or names that you designate. This is only going to be on sale for a week, through Thursday, October 17.

This print is different from the replica of JMS's handwritten message that we first saw as a postcard included as a gift with Volume 7 in celebration of reaching the halfway mark in the book series. This one has the message in bronze with a nice border and JMS will be inscribing and signing the print itself before it's framed. I've gotten other framed prints from Cafe Press and they're very nicely done.

The reason I think it's particularly cool is because I think that the "Foundation" text that usually resides at the NeverSurrenderDreams.com URL should be required reading by every parent and child everywhere. I hope JMS won't mind my reposting the text here:

We are born capable of greatness. It's when we allow ourselves to
become discouraged, to see ourselves as failures, when we fail to
recognize our inherent nobility, that we grow small, and diminish, and
ultimately sacrifice our dreams on the altar of more realistic
expectations of ourselves.

When that happens, we forget who we are, what we are here for, and
what we want to achieve, knowledge that is always within us...until we
choose not to remember it any longer because the memory pains us, and
because it is easier to settle for less than our dreams demand of us.

Children sing and dance spontaneously, tell stories without fear,
reveal their thoughts without inhibition, and reach for what logic
tells us should be unattainable. That is who and what we are in our
most elemental form. We do, we explore, we ask questions; we pursue
our heart's desires, we dream of achieving greatness. But as time
passes, we learn fear, we learn to second-guess ourselves, and we
learn to suspect our abilities and our desires. We are told that some
people tell stories, some people dance, and some people sing, but
these things are not for everyone. When we try to express our
innermost thoughts, we are told to be quiet, that no one wants to hear
what it is we have to say, and that even if they did want to hear it,
what we say has no innate value. When we lose the spark of spontaneity
that was born inside us, which is our greatest gift, we progressively
eliminate the possibility of finding joy and purpose, and inch by
inch, our dreams slip away from us.

If we are to be who we are, and what we are; if we are to accomplish
great things, then we must learn the heart's most essential rule:
Never Surrender Dreams.

Yeah, I like this one a *lot*.

I found some coupon codes that'll take a little bit off:

Save $5 on $40 code SRV203 thru 10/13


coupon for $5 off any purchase of $50 or more. coupon code: WACKYCRANES. This offer is valid until Oct 14, 2007.

Got mine today. Pretty good timing, i had Birthday yesterday.

I love it. Nice birthday present for myself.
I got mine today I did not expect it to be so damn big, I thought it would be something nice and small i could put on my desk, now it will have to wait till we move into our new place in a few months and it will go on the wall in the chill out room. Excellent item though.

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