Friday, January 31, 2014

Day 31: I Hope You Dance

entire series-all 31!!! posts-listed here
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....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',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' 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....I hope you dance.

(Leann Womack)

I hope this series was not only marked the start of the new year, but that it also jump-started a renewal in your life and soul.

After this series, I hope you choose to make time for yourself. Make time for tea. Make time to read.

I hope you paint your nails and buy yourself flowers. I hope your make your bed with hospital corners and un-make it by making love. I hope you laugh out loud for everyone to hear. I hope you let your soul be encouraged, stirred, comforted and fed with music.

I hope you make lists and make new experiences. I hope you purge out the junk and focus on the important. I hope your heart overflows in gratefulness to God, the giver of every good and perfect gift, and to others. I hope you make giving a priority as well as volunteering.

I hope you will throw a party and bundle up and get some fresh air. I hope you walk and I hope you dance.

I hope, as we finish this first month of this new year, that you are feeling encouraged and challenged. Refreshed and renewed, in body, soul and spirit. I hope you are excited about all this year holds.

Thanks for sticking out this 31 Days with me! I'll see you again on Monday!