I Hope You Dance <3

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My grandma gave me this book with the CD in the back 5 or 6 years ago. She told me to listen closely to the lyrics, and live by them. Then, I really didn’t think about it too much. I thought the song was pretty, and that’s about as far as I thought into it. But, as I entered the turmoil of junior high and high school, the lyrics became more meaningful to me.  The lyrics “When you get the choice, to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance” gave me the courage to try out for volleyball, even though I’d never done it before, and to sing in front of all of my peers when trying out for a solo. The line “When you come close to selling out, reconsider” helped me to maintain my morals and identity against peer pressure and the desire to fit in. And the line “promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance” reminds me of the Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” It reminds me that even when things don’t go my way, God has a plan and a purpose greater than anything I can even imagine, if I only trust in Him.” Honestly, I feel as though the lyrics of this song speak for themselves.

The last page of the book my grandma gave me says this, and I’m asking you to do the same thing!!

“Wait..

promise me one more thing:

If tomorrow you wake up feeling

unoriginal

or

frail-hearted

or

faithless

or

tired of this world

please

pick up this book and start back at page

ONE. “

Or just listen to this song. :)

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3 responses »

    • THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW HOW MUCH THE CD AND BOOK MEAN TO YOU. SOMETIMES WHEN I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT I THINK OF THE WORDS TO THE SONG.
      ONE IS NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN! WE LOVE YOU!

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