While listening to music in the car yesterday I heard a song that was quite poignant. It was sung by Martina McBride entitled, “I Hope You Dance.” Here is a synopsis of the lyrics that resonated with my spirit.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens, Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance. I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’, Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.
Our lives are filled with constant motion. We tend to go through each day doing what needs to be done, rarely taking notice of what we’re actually doing and rarely taking chances. We tend to be stuck on the hamster wheel of “getting it done faster” equating it with being better as well as sticking to our “normal” because it is safe.
When is the last time you stopped, took a breath and actually took notice of your daily routine? When is the last time you took a risk, no matter how small? Being present to our lives helps us to enjoy. Taking risk adds variety, change and opportunity. Both lead to a purposeful, well life. So take notice, take a chance, seize opportunity and, in the words of Martina McBride, I hope you dance.
To Your Wellness!