I was smiling as I read my friend’s Facebook post today. She mentioned that all three of her children were napping at the same time so she was doing a ‘happy dance, happy dance’ !! I know the feeling! I love to happy dance!
The other day when we were at the yacht club, I observed another happy dance. The water level had been very low which is typical at the end of the summer. Friends of ours have a sailboat that has a very large keel which means there’s a big part of the boat, like a fin, that sticks out underneath the boat and in the water. You need deep enough water to keep floating or else you sit on your keel! haha – that’s sounds funny. You don’t want to sit on your keel – you don’t get very far! Our sailor friends had to keep their boat pretty far out from the main part of the marina where the water was deepest. They could not manuever into their assigned boat slip because they would’ve gotten stuck trying to move. Well it happened that the wind blew the right direction and blew so much water into the marina that the water level rose about nine inches! Our friends noticed the risen water and literally jumped and started moving the boat while the water was up!
And then today, one of Amanda’s friends called and asked if she could stop by. The friend had ordered this big box of Harry Potter collectible stuff and didn’t expect it to show up in the mail today. She was giddy, breathless, and shaking with excitement as she just had to come over that very second to show Amanda her Harry Potter box of stuff. She was absolutely gleeful.
The thing that makes the happy dance unique is that it is something that makes you gleefully happy but is totally unexpected. It is a wonderful surprise! It’s the moment of peace when the kids are all asleep at once, the water has risen and returned, or the long-awaited for package has arrived. It’s a gift. A surprise. It’s something you may have been waiting or hoping for, but you weren’t looking for it any time soon.
I think God sends us reasons to happy dance all the time. You might call them blessings.
I love when I have a good day and I find reasons to do a happy dance.
I hope you find a reason to happy dance every day!
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
For as long as I live, may my walk on this earth be a dance inspired by the joy He provides and the words from my mouth be always a song to His ears. quote by Laurel 🙂