How often do you truly feel carefree?
I don’t know about you, but so often in life, I’ve found myself inhibited by fear of failing or judgement, worry of what others may think or what is expected of me.
Then there are the questions our minds put out: What if I’m not good enough? Strong enough? Smart enough? Funny enough? YOUNG enough?This week, a video has been making the rounds that actually dances away those doubts.
Have you seen it? It stars a person you wouldn’t expect: an elderly gentleman with canes in both of his hands.
Moved by the music playing at an outdoor party this man abandons both of his walking sticks in order to properly dance with abandon. That moment when he throws the sticks made me want to clap.
Watching him dance his heart out made me smile. He made my heart smile.
He wasn’t thinking of his age, his limitations or worried about what anyone else might think. He was moved by the music and wanted to express himself. And he sure did! Instead of worrying about whether he might loose his balance without his canes, or the fact that he didn’t have a partner, he took a risk and just went for it.
Life isn’t mean to be lived halfway. This week I hope you forget about what others may think and take risks. I hope you follow your heart, your head, your feet. I hope you have moments of being carefree. I hope you remember to go all out. I hope you dance!