How would you describe your life? Living 9 to 5? Stuck on pause? Waiting for retirement to really enjoy life?What happened to those childhood dreams? In DREAMING WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN, Eleanor Graves challenges you to realize that everyone has at least one dream. We are not taught how to make that dream become reality. Through seven simple, biblically-based principles, the reader learns how to make their dreams come true. These principles and resulting processes are universal and practical. They are perception, purpose, partnership, possession, perseverance, positive spirit and power beyond yourself.To reinforce this concept, there are real-life stories of historical figures, people living today and the author, herself. The common thread of these principles is woven throughout each story. Infused throughout are enriching quotations and affirmations.This book is clear, concise and easy to read. You will be informed, illumined and inspired. Eleanor Newhouse Graves, B.S. M.Ed.Eleanor, the widow of Bishop Michael Lee Graves, is a consultant, counselor, therapist, writer, college professor, diversity trainer, and motivational speaker. She is presently President and CEO of the Graves Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the educational and health opportunities of underserved children and youth in the world's hardest places. Her husband is the founding pastor of the Temple Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving congregation of more than 4,000 people with over 50 ministries. He was the consummate preacher and visionary. This book is based on his sermons of help and hope. He inspired, encouraged and enabled many people to open their eyes to the possibilities and their own potential.They are the parents of four adults, Michael Lee Graves II, Ayanna Graves Moore, Ariel Graves and Dana Guest and grandparents to Preston, Ravyn and Michayla Moore.