Monday, September 26, 2011


I have some really Good News! this morning. If you woke up stressed about all you have to do today. If you are worried about making it through the day, or if you are discouraged about the routine of the day then stop right now and remember that “man are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25).

In other words, life isn’t meant to be a race that you are stressing to win. Life isn’t a battle that you have to worry about losing. Life isn’t about maintaining a routine. Life is a dance.

So today live in the now. Don’t push your vacuum, dance behind it. Don’t bathe the kids, play in the water. Don’t drive to work, sing yourself to work. Don’t worry about tomorrow, but listen for the music of your life and dance to that music. Perhaps you’ll hear it in a child’s laughter or a friend’s sigh or a verse of scripture that jumps off the page and wraps around your heart. Perhaps you’ll feel the motion of the dance as a gentle breeze invites you to join in. Enjoy every breath. Look for the color. Listen for the rhythm. Drink in the joy and let your body DANCE. Now!

No matter what your circumstances there is joy in the now. You CAN dance. It may be a waltzing day or a polka or jitter-bug day, or perhaps it’s a modern dance free form day. Whatever music you hear, there is a dance waiting for you—IF YOU WILL LISTEN TO THE NOW AND JOIN IN.


Wendi said...

I'm taking a 6 mile walk to Costco and back this morning to pick up some prescriptions. I'll think of this post as I'm feeling the cool breeze, looking at the patches of red that are on our beautiful mountains now, and praying/pondering as I walk. Hope you have a great day too. :)

Joan Sowards said...

Thank you. I'll remember this through my day. I've even found beautiful music in silence.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to start the week! Instead of dull Monday, it will be musical and flowing. I like that much better. Thank you!!