Five Minute Friday – Why I LOVE to Abandon in Dance
This is the 5 minute challenge from Five Minute Friday. Write for only 5 minutes – no editing.
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I have always loved to move to music. Being a gangling child – legs too far away from my body, and skinny, and 5 foot 10 at the age of 12 – I was very uncoordinated. As I aged my balance grew better, and my confidence increased. Now, of course, as I am even older, I don’t care what other people think. I dance when I am able to.
I dance like no one is watching (actually like only God is watching).
In church we were told to sit still, don’t bounce, don’t move except for your mouth to sing. I realize now that was very foreign to me. I love to move – my hands, my arms and my feet. Thankfully now others realize that there are some of us that are born that way and are more accepting of movement in church.
I have always loved the passage about David dancing. That made me very joyful. And if David could dance so could I.
Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might (2 Samuel 6:14, NIV).
You see how David danced – with total abandon. That’s what I like. Just feel the music and move. 2Sam6:14 (tweet this)
About 5 years ago when we decided to winter in Arizona I noticed a sign up for tap dance. I said to myself – I would love to do that!! I joined this wonderful group, learned to tap and continue to do so 3 times a week for one and one-half hours (minus the talking). I LOVE it. My body feels stronger, my balance is great, and it is now called TAPERCIZE, as we don’t put on a show any longer. We just dance for the fun of it.
And all I do is onto the Lord. If I dance, I enjoy my life thoroughly and thank Him that I can dance.(tweet this)
Do you like to dance? Join us at Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. Escape for a few minutes and write. If you don’t blog, write in the comments below. I would love to hear your experience with dancing.
Tap dancing sounds like so much fun, Janis. I took up country line dancing once, oh a ballroom dance classes. We should all be like King David. And dance like no one is watching. 🙂