I Hope You Dance

Ever heard Lee Ann Womack’s song titled I Hope You Dance? Listen to it here:

It sends out a great message to everyone and it is both beautifully song and written. Hope you enjoy!

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“Say”
Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put ’em in quotations

Say what you need to say [x8]

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say [x8]

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You’d better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say [x24]

 

These words are so true; I can’t stress it enough. If you feel like something is important enough to say, then say it.  If you don’t, you will live with regret and that’s never okay. Of course, timing is everything–I’m a big believer in that. And also, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Being articulate is super important and it will get you much further in life. The more courteous you are to people, the more courteous they will be to you. Also, some things are better left unsaid. You have to use your judgment.

Now, you may be thinking that there are so many rules. How can I say what I want to say while thinking about all of these other considerations as well?

If it’s important enough to you, then it should be important enough to the person listening. Don’t ever think that what you want to say is stupid or invalid, that’s something we’ve all learned since kindergarten. No question or comment is stupid. The only stupidity is not saying what you want to say. It’s essential to express yourself.

 

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

Here is some inspiration that I thought you may all enjoy.

You don’t just want to look back on your life and wonder where it went. You want to have memories, adventures, experiences with people that you love (and maybe even the ones you don’t). You want to learn and take away from each situation the most that you possibly can. This is your life–don’t just let it pass you by. Make it special and have no regrets. Live your life to your fullest potential because it will all be worth it in the end. It’s better to have a life of “oh wells” than to have a life of “what ifs.” Take chances and make mistakes because that is how you grow and learn. Believe in yourself. You can do anything that you set your mind to. I know it!