I sit all day long when I’m writing, which is not good for the old bod. I used to set my alarm for every thirty minutes and when it buzzed, I’d get up and walk around the house before returning to my chair and the computer screen. When the new Springsteen Wrecking Ball album came out, I changed the walking to dancing. Yes, I pick one of the songs from the CD and dance around my office before getting back to work. It’s much more fun and energizing than walking into my living room and back,  and the  dogs love it, too. So that’s my dancing story for today. I look forward to hearing yours.

If  you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪   The story must be true

▪   Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Have fun!

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message 1: by Alva (new)

Alva This weekend's theme reminds me of the lyrics to Lee Ann Womack's beautiful song "I Hope You Dance"

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance"

message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane Chamberlain I love that song. Thanks for sharing the beautiful lyrics, Alva.

message 3: by Helen (new)

Helen Raise your hand if you have ever danced on a table. No hand raising here ;) Suuuurrreee.....

message 4: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Thank you for the suggestion re: the dancing : )

message 5: by Pamela (new)

Pamela also one thing that is fun is to find a good tv show, comedy works best for me, and try to stay moving during the entire show. aerobics, weights, walking in place, dancing all work fine. The combination of laughing and moving around and keeping your mind occupied is very effective! For me the show "Outsourced" on Hulu works very well because it has not only good story and humor but also very danceable music!

message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane Chamberlain Pamela, great idea.

message 7: by Pamela (new)

Pamela thanks! I am going to try to remember to set my alarm for short dancing breaks also : )

message 8: by Pam (new)

Pam Two years ago after much pleading from me, my husband agreed to take swing dance lessons with me! We have so much fun and have met such great people there. I have loved this kind of dancing since my whole family used to do it in the spare room of our house where there were hardwood floors and no furniture! Dance on!

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