Life’s Little Nuggets: I hope you dance…

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"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."

This little nugget showed up in my email the other day with perfect timing. I was lamenting over the state of my affairs and how nothing seemed to be going right: my husband’s car died and needed a new battery; my computer locked up and absolutely refused to cooperate; I lost my brand new I-Pod, it drop out of my purse when we were out with a group of friends.

With a little effort, I decided I needed to turn things around and be grateful for the party that I was given and the many blessings I have in my life. And you know what, it seems to work every time.

Our good friend the auto mechanic made swift work of changing out the battery at a greatly reduced price. A computer geek friend of ours stopped by before he left town and was able to get my stubborn machine back in working order. (I can’t believe I had four children and not one of them is a geek!) And, the restaurant called and said someone in our group had turned in the I-Pod and they were pretty sure it was mine! I guess this party called my life’s not so bad.

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."

Sometimes I will crank up the music in the middle of the day and dance to my heart’s content. I love Blue’s Traveler. It’s a good thing my office is in my house! I usually wait until my husband is gone as well. I guess I am embarrassed to show myself in such wild abandonment. The other night we attended a concert with a really great band. As soon as the music started, one gal got up and started dancing. She was totally oblivious to the rest of the crowd and immersed in enjoying herself and the wonderful music. She totally got it and I was envious of her utter enjoyment.

Reminds me of a song by Lee Ann Womack: “Promise me that you'll give fate a fighting chance / And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance / I hope you dance / I hope you dance ...”

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