“Texture: Express Yourself!” Our New Year’s Eve party assignment. I came as JELL-O.
But then you knew that if you read my last blog…JELL-Oh!
So since some of you were curious and others wanted permission to copy my costume/necklace, here it is.
Momo, age eighty-won,as Jell-0 with her eleven year old GRANDson, Basil Benjamin Willis, on December 31, 2021
And because life’s so worth living and change is possible until it’s not, I’ve added a few quotes from some of my favorite writers.
For instance, “Dancing almost always turns out to be a good idea.” Anne Lamott
And now, “Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching And love like you’ve never been hurt.” Mark Twain
Well, to this I add one of my favorites by anonymous. “I danced like no one was watching but someone was watching, thought I was having a seizure and called an ambulance.”
So remember or notice,”There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven…a time to grieve and a time to dance,” Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 4, NLT . This is a Bible verse I wish I’d been asked to memorize as a kid in Sunday School.
“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Well, he’s not a favorite author but the quote suited my purpose when I considered the courage to set my feet free, no matter how awkward I felt.
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing…” Psalm 30:11, NLT
“No good ever comes from putting up walls. What people mistake for safety is in fact captivity. And few things thrive in captivity.” Louise Penny (one of my favorite mystery writers)
For instance, some of the walls we erect, like we don’t dance because it could lead to you-know-what, in the long run didn’t stop s-e-x altogether, thank God, and kept some of us scared to enjoy life to its fullest. God’s idea, not mine. (John 10:10) Sometimes it appears we try to act more spiritual than God. There’s dancing in heaven. We might want to practice.
“Let them praise his name (God’s) with dancing…” Psalm 149:3,NLT
And last, “We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. And we become something new by ceasing to be something old.” Frederick Buechner
So enjoy the gift of this new day, then turn up the music and dance like nobody’s watching, except the One who loves watching us enjoy life to its fullest. This is the same God who calls us Beloved, not clumsy or wallflowers.
A one and a two and a three and a…WOW!
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