I have just a few words before you view this video.
In life, I can be quite bold, I can be quite fearless. When I choose to be. I make the choice to embrace each moment, even if I’m afraid. Life is too precious for me to pick and choose only the moments that are comfortable; I *want* to learn the lessons, I *want* to experience all that there is in life. So…I wanted to do something fearless for my Fearless Fun Friday series. The thing is I can be pretty daring anyway, so my challenge to myself was to do someting different that stretched me a bit. My new blogging friend, Joy T, at Being Joy overcomes her fears to dance on her blog, so I figured I would try. What could happen except I grow a bit??? Ah….except I had a few fears about this whole process…fears I just pushed through, because in general making this video was fun, and I’m glad to share it with you.
This is how I face my fears, big or small. I ask God and the Universe for a blessing to walk me through exactly as I should be walking, not as I wish to walk….then, I address the fear, face it head on, and I try to buffer it as I face it. So, on this particular day, just a few moments before we made the video, I decided okay let’s do it. And I “jumped”. That’s exactly what I do in life, don’t hesitate, just jump. On this day there were factors that could have prohibited me from trying at all–isn’t that the way fear works..there are a always one million excuses as to why I can’t do something I’m afraid of, so it’s my job to stand in faith and release the excuses as they pop in. My children and I have fun together, and they loved the idea of a video because we had never done *that* before…so we made our first ever video….. My son was jazzed, my daughter was ill with many complications so not quite jazzed but wanted to participate. We are dancing on the dock in front of my boat, so my one neighbor was like what in the world are you doing? But laughing because we were cracking up, so that sealed it for me.
If I can make you smile, if I can capture the joy my family has together and make you think about the joy in your life, if I can share with you views of my harbor, my boat, me…and that makes you dream a little for yourself and then take some steps to realize those dreams…then shoot, I shall dance away!
We did one take because we were late for a commitment, so the drone you hear in the background is airplanes flying overhead. Once we started, we had a bit of an audience… my neighbor on a huge powerboat behind us came out to see what we were doing. My neighbors directly across from the boat peeked out. My neighbor down the dock laughed when I told him. But the best part, the best part is that at the end well, you’ll see but my aw shucks is accidentally timed with the end of the music, so I couldn’t come back and fix it, I left it as is…aw shucks, I tried–so enjoy:)
This is for you, Joy T, because you inspire me to step outside of my comfort zone as you do…
And this is for you, Tess, The Bold Life, because you challenge me to be “Bold”, which I already am, but I will take it farther in this Fearless Fun Friday series. Which then allows me to take it farther in life, and I will enjoy each and every step!
And this is for *you*–each and every person who shares with me– because this leg of the journey I am on is so full of delight, beauty, joy, peace, love, grace, creativity, passion..and I wouldn’t be here in this moment, joyfully dancing outside of my boat, in a video that I had to post on Youtube to include it here (oh yeah–*that* is far far outside of my comfort zone!!), if it weren’t for *you* and all that you share. I soak it all in, and I thank you…
From my heart to yours:
Dancing on the Dock to
One more thing. When I am done creating anything, I then ask God and the Universe to bless it and allow it touch whomever necessary, and I thank God and the Universe for allowing me to go through the process and whatever good came out of it. I then let the creation go. Each time the children and I watch this video together we laugh. I love that about my family, we share together…..I love that about this blogging community as well, we share together. I faced my fear because Joy T did, and perhaps someone reading this will think of something fun and step outside of their box. Energy is fluid and magnifies as it flows….
Each moment is precious…it is my choice to enjoy the fun along the way:) May you enjoy the fun presented to you this weekend….
Thank you for joining me today!