Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I hope you dance...



Not really an invitation to go clubbing...but I'm up for it...not what I'm talking about though. Not line dancing either...6'2" and clumsy, line dancing can too quickly turn into "domino dancing". I have met a number of people lately that remind me of the song "I hope you dance" by Lee Ann Womack. I'm not really a country music fan, but the song strikes a chord in me. It is about getting out and enjoying life and not being too afraid or thinking too much of yourself to do it. I sometimes have a hard time with both. It is also very hard not to be bitter after losing what I thought was a love bound for eternity, but that is a battle I fight daily too and too often lose.

A couple of suggestions for getting out and doing things if you have no idea where to start are Meetin and Meetup. These are not singles groups, but groups of adults that are active doing a large variety of activities, and they are all fun. You may be surprised at what there is to do near you, and even more surprised at who is doing it! :-)

But sometimes, even if you have to go by yourself, the trip and the views are totally worth it.



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 fate the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith the fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)
(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

4 comments:

  1. Those "hills" look inviting.

    And that is a great song. I haven't heard it in a while... suddenly I feel like I need to. ;0)

    Thanks for stopping by my place today. Come by anytime and I'll try to do the same.

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  2. http://titus2woman.wordpress.comMay 02, 2007 11:09 PM

    That is one of my darling's favorite songs!

    *THANKS!* for entering my contest~YAY! It made my day, 'cuz I was beginning to think no one was interested! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  3. Sometimes (especially with a "special" child) it's hard to remember to "dance". You get caught up in dreading the phone calls from school, the judging looks from strangers in public, the frustration (and guilt for even feeling it) of wondering why your child is different. But you seem to be doing a good job of handling it, although at times I'm sure it seems like you're not. Hang in there. You can always e-mail me if you need to chat about life with one of "those" kids. I've been there/done that, and am still dealing with him being different as an adult. Hit me up through the e-mail on my blog, if you ever need to unload. Jules

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