Let’s DANCE: A Resolution
This is one of my mother’s all-time favorite photos. One that she kept as her computer wallpaper for the longest time because she said that each morning when she sat down to her computer it gave her JOY just to look at it. We named this image “Thistlehill Joy” because it was taken in front of her house, Thistlehill House, and because very time we see it, we feel JOY.
I have been reading friends’ blogs these last few days, listening to their thoughts on last year’s woes and shattered dreams, this year’s hopes and resolutions. They whine, they bless, they pray, they want, they need, they drive out fear and welcome in joy. They are my JOY on dark days. They are like me, they pour their lives out into the world for all to see. They hurt, they cry, they laugh, they worry, they create, they lament, they celebrate, they mourn, and they dance. They DANCE. I so love the way they DANCE.
I am like them. They are like me. Isn’t that enough reason for celebration?
Come with me now, let’s DANCE. Let’s DANCE for there is JOY to be found. Look at me looking at you, I find JOY in your face. I see BEAUTY. Let’s DANCE for the JOY and the BEAUTY that is to be found in your face.
That is my resolution.
“When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good.” -Matthew Kelly, classical actor and game show host
Go see what Diane has to say about DANCE.