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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Did You Dance Today?


I make dance shoes.
First-Dance-of-the-Rest-of-Your-Life-as-Mr. Right's-Wife, dance shoes.
Dance shoes to carry you seamlessly through that dance where your heart is so full it could burst, your smile is so wide it's contagious, the stars in your eyes are blinding the ones in the sky and your hope and anticipation of all your dreams and plans together are twirling around in your soul, as he twirls you in his arms.

But what about all the other days......
What about the rest of your life.....
What about the rest of the dances.....

Did you dance today?

When I was younger I dreamed of being a ballerina. I was sure I could be one just like in the book I use to read. Just install a broom handle in my room and in no time I would be on point.

The reality of hours of instruction,
training and daily practice,
the possibility of injury and sacrifice just barely entered my mind.
Now I know.
I understand.
Though not first hand experienced,
I'm wise enough to appreciate all that goes into being a great ballerina.

I understand and know now that being a great wife,
is like being a great dancer.

It takes daily practice,
I could get hurt,
and I will have to give up some of myself.

Did I dance Mr. Right's Wife's dance today?......

                                          ...... Did you?

Whether you've been married a day or 40 years, I hope you are still learning and perfecting that dance. Learning to follow, and learning to lead. Learning the rhythm and tempo of life, and the style that suits you two best. Forgiving each other when you step on each others toes, and  then reaching your hands back towards one another to continue the dance.

I hope you are
Still seeking instruction on how to do it well.
Still training, until it becomes natural.
Still practicing the steps that are graceful......
 ......Full of grace.....
         .......Full of forgiveness.....

I've thought about how good instructors can bring out the best in us, and poor ones can actually hamper us, hold us back.
In life, not everyone is a great instructor, not everyone is even trying to be, not everyone is even thinking of teaching those they
have influence over.
Some people  just don't realize they could be teaching you how to dance along the way and instead they are just showing you how to stumble.

Maybe they didn't have a good dance instructor.
Maybe they loved to dance...but.....
Maybe their hearts were injured, and they forgot how to dance.

What is wonderful about being Mrs. Right is you can choose who you'd like to instruct you. You can choose to unlearn poor instruction, instruction that is not helpful in creating grace and rhythm and beauty in your wife dance. You can drop out of any classes that don't actually help you be a better dancer , and find a great instructor. I'm so grateful for the many teachers that are sharing their wisdom and understanding on relationships.

A great instructor not only can dance, but can dance well.
Find others who encourages you to grow,
to be a better you,
to be forgiving when you've been hurt,
every day,
to be selfless,
to choose joy,
to dance!

Keep twirling starry eyed determined to dance.....

and then...

teach others...

to dance!


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