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I Refuse To Miss The Dance...

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , August 31, 2013

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If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

-----I truly feel your life is what you choose to make it.......and also so much has to do with HOW you want to perceive the world. You can have the attitude that nothing good ever happens to you and life sucks. Or on a positive note, you can decide that you will make a life for yourself that has meaning, purpose, and joy. Over the years I have worked with such a variety of people. Many of them dealing with so much pain , not having much positive in their lives.

Many having grown up in homes where there were addictions, emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental illness.....most anything, there is not much I have not heard over the years. All this being said, one of the first things I will tell them is,"that is where you came from, that is not where you have to stay or is it WHO you are"... It is not easy to break the cycle , but it can be done. It takes a lot of very hard work and commitment. Mostly commitment to yourself and believing that you really do deserve to be happy and have a good life. I slowly try to plant the seed of courage, faith, and POSSIBILITY....

I'm not sure where I found this but it is something I have kept knowing I would use it at some point . It very much expresses part of what I am trying to say. This is your dance, dance it with joy and faith in your heart.

Shall we dance? One of the most important lessons I've learned is that life is a dance. Sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow. When you lead, you do it gently, firmly and clearly, and when you follow, do you so with trust. The amazing thing is that each one of us is involved in many dances at any one time - and we are the leader in some and the follower in others! Some dances are slow and majestic and others are crazy and frenetic and still others are somewhere in between. Some last a lifetime - others are over almost as soon as they begin. Most of the time we manage not to fall flat on our faces, which is even more amazing and requires some pretty fancy footwork. And sometimes we do trip up or our toes get squashed and we get hurt - but the important thing is to keep on dancing - no matter what. Just keep dancing! Even if you can"t hear the music or you just don"t feel like it or you have acquired two left feet, keep on dancing!

Reminds me of the words of a Garth Brooks song: ...our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I"d have had to miss the dance.
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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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7 comments on I Refuse To Miss The Dance...

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By riginal on August 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Barb you're always injecting sunshine where negative shadows fret and gloom over what may happen which most of the time doesn't. But if indeed it did happen your enthusiasm would overshadow the shadows with your sparkling dancing shoes which always dance on the bright/right side of life. Dance on Barb. That we should all share your outlook and look out for each other. Cheers girl...

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By Barbara MacDonald on September 01, 2013 at 11:36 am

Thank you Riginal...in my next life I wish to come back as a dancer...Yes, I have certainly seen the hard side of life at times and worked with many going through hard times...and it can be heartbreaking to know so many people have had to live through so much...but I will always try to lift them and offer them hope ....I also live my own life this way...It just seems to me to be wasted energy to concentrate on the negative...makes more sense to build on what is positive in my humble opinion...so yes, you will find me "dancing in the rain" and smiling too. Thank you again my friend. :D

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By Uttam Gill on September 09, 2013 at 10:59 am

Excellent post Barb…Nothing is as relishing when we see somebody dancing...It is not the flaw we see but the passion and joy by which they indulge...It is not about good and bad move...It is about living a moment with joy and happiness...Give me a rain I will dance with my flaws with absolute sincerity to ride over my flaws..Yes and that’s how we make our dance in life...we carve moves to hold soul with its elemental prowess to create happiness...In the perfect mode life never rest…It keeps on oscillating… the dance in heart always and always say…We must dance…Life has to move on…so as our dance…No matter what may comes, those who holds the reasons to dance for them dance never finishes…They just carry on…unfettered and unbridled...I cease to exist the day dance in my heart dies...shall we dance Barb

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By JennyT on September 10, 2013 at 06:28 am

I concur with the others Barb a delightful post. I love to dance as if no one is watching, though I tried ball-room and failed miserably after 1 lesson. Seriously... our life our dance. We can either try ball-room and know it's not quite us, or progress to contemporary, where we can soar like an eagle to other music. I hope that made sense... nice to see some optimism in the world :-)

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By Barbara MacDonald on September 10, 2013 at 06:58 pm

Music is life... poetry is life... dance is life... thank you Uttam, I know you so well, and yes, I know you will be dancing and smiling in rain...we have this in common...dance on my friend. :D

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By Barbara MacDonald on September 10, 2013 at 06:59 pm

Thank you Jenny...I love when a comment tells me something about the person commenting... so I thank you for sharing that here...and yes, that makes total sense...:D

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By Wanesa88 on July 25, 2014 at 03:38 am

I love dance pozycjonowanie

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