Five Minute Friday-Look

Five Minute FridayEvery 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.  I am so thankful that I found Five Minute Fridays!  FMF gives me an opportunity to just “freestyle”! Many of you have told me that you really enjoy reading the FMF posts!  The word for today is LOOK. Happy Friday Divas and here goes:

Each week, I get the grand opportunity to step out onto my physical and spiritual platform of a stage and lead a sea of beautiful women each week in class.  I LOOK out into each of your eyes and just melt.  When the music is on, you sing along and move with out a care in the world.

When new Divas come to class, I hear some of you telling the newbies… “Just LOOK at her (meaning me) and you will be fine”.  What an amazing place God has placed me!

It is fun to LOOK up at the beginning of class and see y’all hugging and laughing.  I think the best part of it all is at the beginning of class when we get a neighbor and LOOK her in the eye and say: “NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, YOU CANNOT LOOK LIKE ME”.

There are NO comparisons in class, wish we could be like that in real life. 

God has designed each of us to LOOK differently.  We all have something wonderful to give to the world. 

My favorite line from the movie Avatar is “I See You”. 

Sometimes we get so busy LOOKing that we don’t see. 

God sees you and He loves you.

Don’t forget to wear PINK tomorrow for class! We will be dancing “princess style” in honor of Addison Simmons tomorrow!  See the details HERE.  Also don’t forget to come on out to bible study with us tomorrow… Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst!

Laughing at Yourself

I had a song request that I couldn’t fit into the play list from last week so I just tossed it in for this week.  I have done that routine several times so I did NOT practice. Last night,  when the song came on, I drew a complete blank.  I literally just stood on stage and watched as the “front row Divas” began the routine.

Once I saw them get it started, I remembered! I laughed at myself and started the song over!  I jokingly announced to the class that they should follow the girls in the front row and not me!

My “real job” is a little crazy right now and there are things that I do not like but I cannot change.  With the “end of school shuffle”, our home schedule is crazy and let’s not even add housework.  To say that my brain is fried, is an understatement.  As I stood in front of my class with a lost look on my face, my inner voice was just about to say something negative when I silenced her by laughing at myself and singing along with the music!

Sometimes you just gotta accept your humanness and laugh at yourself.  Mistakes happen.   When mistakes happen, especially when they happen with all eyes on YOU, don’t let your inner mean girl get you off your game.

I must admit, my inner mean girl can REALLY bully me.  Yesterday, I stood up to my bully by laughing!  Perfection and being the “best dancer” was not my goal anyway.  My goal was and is to be USED by God to encourage the heart of women through dance fitness.

When we cooled down at the end of class to Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile”, I couldn’t help but catch a glance of how awesome God really is.  As I watched all of the beautiful Divas stretching and singing along, in spite of their own personal struggles,  it reminded me that it is because of HIM that we can smile when things don’t go our way.

Dancing mixed with a little singing and some laugher brought about GRATITUDE!

Psalm 126:2

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things  for them.” (NIV)

Divas, what do you need to ease up on yourself about and perhaps have a little laugh at your own expense? 

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