“I Hope You Dance“
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, May you never take one single breath for granted, GOD forbid love ever leave you empty-handed, 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….
A good friend sent me just those 5 words in the subject line of her email. I Hope You Can Dance. She knows I dance so I was baffled. Of course I can dance. I thought she meant that she hoped I went out dancing, but that made no sense since its been so long ago that we talked about dancing. I was perplexed to be certain.
Then I had a deja vu moment. GOOGLE! Ah yes of course,! My daughter’s words came back to me. The above excerpt from the song is what If found. Now it the 5 words made so much sense.
Then I wiki searched the song title.and found that the song was written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, and recorded by country singer Lee Ann Womack along with Sons of the Desert So another admission; I had heard of Lee Ann Womack but I apparently missed her release of this tune. I’m glad I did – it means more discovering it today.
Sometimes there are things in life that come only after many lessons and much courage. And patience. The need to move forward is like breathing in fresh clean air, you know you need it but finding it soon enough can be a challenge.
So yes, I say to myself ” I Hope I Dance.”
My friends reference in the songs lyrics that “I Hope You Will Give Faith A Fighting Chance” were the other 9 other words I needed to be reminded of. Never losing sight in faith, and trusting that there is Something More Powerful than I. I am reminded that I must always look at that glass half full. Not something I normally have a problem with until I railroad my life. Fast track. Wrong every time.
My friends email, and a Note from the Universe in the same morning tells me to slow down, and dance. I’m not changing the steps at all, being led in the same direction as my dreams to be certain, just slowing the progression down.
Sage advice I have heard somewhere else too. If ever there were affirmations in my life, and there have always been, this is the time to pay attention and honor them.
NOTE FROM THE UNIVERSE:
You may not always know what your invisible, limiting beliefs are. But you do always know the kinds of empowering beliefs you’d like to possess. And so, Barefoot Baroness, one decision at a time, one day at a time, you can choose to behave accordingly. And thereby effectively kick some wicked, limiting-belief-butt.”
Wa-so, The Universe
Sooooo…. to paraphrase the words of my friend and the Universe;
I am dancing my way to kick some self-limiting butt!”
- Gladys Knight – I Hope You Dance lyrics (winniemapenzi.wordpress.com)
- I Hope You Dance (smallsteps2health.wordpress.com)