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I Can Dance

I like this simple, attention-getting and rhythmic description of an optimist. (Good chance that an optimist wrote it!) Being very kinaesthetic, these words feel true to me.

I had a down day yesterday. Still not sure why I felt discouraged but an afternoon nap helped. Tutoring my elementary school students always brings a smile to my face and a cup of chai latte with lots of foam settles me but sometimes, a physical fatigue mixed with a touch of sadness strips me of energy and motivation.

I’m still feeling tired this afternoon but I’m more inclined to “cha-cha” than sit in the corner.

It’s difficult not to giggle when my husband just wandered past me in a bowling shirt with cute little navy blue darts on the side seams. The name, “Bud” is embroidered on the front pocket and the back of his shirt says, “One-eyed Jacks, Las Vegas.”  The story goes like this — apparently, his company enjoyed an ardent afternoon of bowling recently and Chris’s team captain decided everyone needed shirts to get into the spirit of the game. This story does not explain why Chris is STILL wearing this bowling shirt around the house but I chuckle every time “Bud” enters the room.

It’s OK to have “off” days. I just don’t want an “off” life.

Most of the time, the Word of God fills me.

I can open my Bible, choose to be thankful and delight in Him, despite all the messiness of life.

There is never a perfect day but there is joy.

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15.16

The truth is there are some days when I feel wobbly but in all days, my foundation is secure.

I can cha-cha because I can choose joy.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident; certain, undaunted!] For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]                         John 16.33 AMP




  1. Well said, Diane.

  2. Diane, amen to: “It’s okay to have “off” days. I just don’t want to have an “off” life. Hugs.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Diane (Author)

      Thanks, my friend. Always love to hear from you!

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