AMERICAN DREAM is a short story on greed and how it s spiraling motion has affected our daily lives. Lillie has always felt Gods love and mercy even in troubled times in her own life. Hopefully to all who read this story their life will be enlightened in their own journey. Some might even see a parallel view of themselves in the story. Lillie s approach to life has enlightened her path through many storms.Her journey has helped her in making decisions when dealing with life s ups and downs. She believes that the path that God has laid before us will lead the way to the kwledge of the wise one, and will help us to make better decisions in life. The decisions we make may t always have the outcome we would want for ourselves or others, but will ultimately lead to the growth of all those who believe t in the need for greed, but the need for a harmonious life that we can be proud of when we stand before God on that promised day. Lillie s sense of humor will show you the lighter side to life so that you may enjoy your journey in life and for others who journey along side you.