Whilst going through my photos taken of the netball game that my granddaughters played in a couple of weeks ago, I came across this shot.
This is my oldest granddaughter and the photo was taken before the game began.
I have no idea of what song may have been playing in her head or what she was thinking, but I love that she appears to be dancing to her own beat out there.
Oftentimes we become so bogged down with the minutiae of life that we forget the innocence of our childhood. We forget that living in the moment should not only happen, but that it should happen more often than we allow it to.
We forget to dance to the songs in our head…. and in our heart.
I read something on Facebook today that made me stop and think.
It went something like this:
In many cultures, if you went to the medicine man and told him that you were complaining of being disheartened or feeling down, they would ask: “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in silence?”
Too many of us are chasing that elusive dream of happiness and joy. We feel that we don’t deserve it.
What we don’t realise is that Happiness is there for the taking. It is inside us.
We have no need to pursue happiness, we are able to create it.
Let’s make a vow to dance to the music of our soul. Sing along to the radio. Sing in the shower. Or in the car as we sit in traffic on our daily commute.
Move our bodies.
Listen to the stories of our children and grandchildren.
Embrace our imagination.
And be happy.