I Hope You Dance

I love dancing. I always have – loved going to the ballet as a child each Christmas rather than the panto. I love the old singing and dancing films out of Hollywood and I always wanted to learn some kind of dance. I was in my 20s before the opportunity came along. I’ve now been going for over 10years on and off. I’m not brilliant – but that’s not the point. It’s exercise, I’ve made friends and it’s a good laugh. All of these things can help me when I’m going through a bad patch & they make the good patches even better.

I’ve known this song for years but going back to my dance class last night reminded me of it. I thought I would share it with everyone as I think the lyrics are really inspiring and I find them brilliant in getting my mind back in a good place. I also believe in the sentiments – when you have the opportunity – dance. Whether you’re good or not, dance like there’s no one watching you and you’ll feel better.

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 leaves 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 a 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 your 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)

And for those of you who haven’t heard this song before – here it is performed by one of my favourites (even a little cheesy, he’s got me through some rough times).

Enjoy x



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