It’s Friday y’all! Whoo hoo! Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays (FMF). She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. Before my life changed, I used to write a FMF post every week! If you have NEVER read our FMF posts, I urge you to read past posts. Today’s word is belong. Belong was a FMF word last year so I spruced up last year’s post. Cheating, I know but the words still ring true:
Have you ever gone somewhere and immediately knew you were right were you belonged? Or perhaps you can remember a time when you ended up somewhere you had NO BUSINESS being. Belong is a feeling you get, down deep.
When you belong, you can dance your heart out without feeling self conscious in a room full of women you hardly know.
When you belong, you chat before class and long after class with other women whom you have become kindred spirits with simply because you salsa and sweat together.
One of the things people compliment our class about is how friendly every one is and how welcomed they feel when they come to class. Although we work out HARD, the Dance Fit Divas are about so much more than just working out.
When I started teaching our class, my intention was to teach an eight week ZUMBA session. Three years later, I look back and can only say…MY GOD…this is where I belong.
God’s plan was so much bigger than an eight week ZUMBA session. God’s plan included adding Devoted Fitness (a Christian fitness program), bible study, and traveling the high seas. Most of all, God’s plan was the creation of a place where women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors could grow closer to HIM, shake their tail-feathers, and belong.
…The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1
How can you make someone feel like they belong today?