Friday, May 1, 2009

I hope you dance

Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking.

Loving might be a mistake, but it's worth making.

If there's one thing I've learned recently, it's that life doesn't care about your plans. It doesn't care about your hopes or dreams.

This world has a path for you, and it won't always be the path you want to go down. But rest assured it's a path you've never been before.

This is a crazy world we live in. Sometimes I feel like I'm being tugged in two different directions. Not externally, but internally. Different forces inside me compete for control. There's a civil war in my heart, and it's unclear which side will win.

On the outside, different forces pull me in every direction. With all these pressing winds, sometimes it's just easiest to stand still.

There's a certain serenity in standing firm in a sea of crashing waves. It's comforting to know where you'll be and not give yourself in to the forces you can't control.

But soon enough the feeling fades and all you're left with the same thing day after day.

And the feeling that once was comforting is now dull and boring. You're no longer satisfied with just knowing you'll be safe. What was once your form of protection no longer fulfills you.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to just let go. While these two little words are so simple, they can often be the ones that consume us.

It's easier to stand firm and dig your toes into the sand than to give yourself up to nature's will. It's easier to hold onto what you feel than to have the courage to let things go. Forgiveness and acceptance are what most of us struggle with every day, especially during those times that try our spirit the most.

But sometimes you just have to let go.

Sometimes what you thought was the best solution is only delaying what you must inevitably do to truly live. You realize you're going nowhere while the sun continuously gets closer to the horizon. Every second you dig your does in deeper is a second lost at sea.

And while it's never the easiest choice, there comes a time when we all must let go.

Of our past. Of our present. Of our future.

Of our pain. Of our anger. Of our sadness.

Sometimes you just have to let yourself go, too, just to find out where the world will take you next.

Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking.

Loving might be a mistake, but it's worth making.

I hope you dance.


  1. I've always condemned new country music, but the LeeAnn Womack song by the same title is such a lyrical masterpiece.

  2. i made a version of this with kristine...