It’s Never Too Late to Fulfill Your Lifelong Dream

Dr. Christine Bradstreet

104 year old woman arrested in England

I have a new superhero.

Anne Brokenbrow, age 104, was recently arrested and taken in handcuffs to a waiting police car from her care home in England.

She smiled and relished the entire experience.

Apparently it was a bucket list item of hers to be arrested. She’d never been on the wrong side of the law in her life. The local community came together to give her her dream.


OK, I’ve had a secret (secret to all but my husband) goal to get arrested one day.

Because I dot all my I’s and cross all my T’s, I highly doubt it would be for any sort of criminal act. But I could see myself getting arrested in my 80s or 90s at a protest for social justice of some sort.

That’s why this story spoke to me. A woman who’s always been mindful to do the right thing wanted to see what it feels like to get in a bit of trouble.

And it reminded me to never give up on your list of dreams and goals!

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

Thinking it’s too late for you to go for it is the killer of dreams!

Kids never think that way, but older people do. Maybe the fountain of youth is in continuing to try new things and reach new goals even in your 100s.

There’s always something new you can learn or do. Learn how to code, take ballet, learn a new language, or get arrested for the first time!

Another lesson learned.

Anne didn’t keep her dream all to herself. She shared it with others, then others joined together to make it happen for her.

What can we learn from this?

It’s tempting to keep our deepest desires private.

What if people laugh? What if we don’t succeed? What if we jinx ourselves by speaking out loud about it?

Nonsense. Anne’s wish never would have materialized if she hadn’t shared it with others.

No on can read your mind. You’ll be amazed at the help that shows up when you start telling people what you want.

The universe is conspiring for you success. Let the people around you help you too.

108 Year Old Man Fulfills Lifelong Dream

Sgt. Bill Mohr of Montgomery County, PA fulfilled his lifelong dream of meeting a sitting president.

Sgt. Mohr was a veteran of World War II. In 2016 he had the honor of attending the Veteran's Day breakfast at The White House. At the event, he had the opportunity to meet with Presdent Barack Obama, thus fulfilling a lifelong dream of meeting a sitting president.

Reportedly, when President Obama asked Sgt Mohr for his longevity secret, he replied that he had Campbell's chicken noodle soup every day.

His family shared:

"Meeting a sitting President was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for our father, who was a true patriot. We would like to thank all the veterans who supported my dad in his final days. Greatest thanks go to his team of caregivers who would never leave his side. They made his life and his final days so joyful. "

The Takaway.

The ebb and flow of the universe works at its own pace. It's easy to want your dreams to unfold immediately and with little effort, but it's not always going to work out that way.

Be patient and expect nothing. All things are possible You're dreams may be answered the way you hope, or they may be answered in ways that far exceed your expectations. Or, maybe it seems to make no sense at all. But know for sure, it's never too late to fulfill a lifelong dream.

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Dr. Christine Bradstreet is a renowned transformation specialist, an inspirational author, and a health and wellness expert. Through her teachings, people learn to create more of what they want in their lives - more health and wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits. When she's not writing, she offers workshops and lectures, and she works individually with clients to promote healing in their lives. Visit her at


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