My older daughter looked outside and saw the sleet bouncing off the deck and grill. She said, "look the rain is dancing too!" We talked about what makes rain into sleet and watched it "dance" around outside.
Dancing is a favorite activity in our home. It is not uncommon to have at least one dance party during the day and sometimes another one after dinner. Dancing helps us lighten the load, get some energy out, connect as a family, and just be silly.
If bobbing corn can be dancing and bouncing sleet can be dancing; what other things in life can be reframed as dancing? There is a song, Life's a Dance, that says you learn as you go. Communication can be a dance sometimes. What might we gain by reframing more things as a dance?
I'm grateful for something to ponder this afternoon. I'm grateful for the fun little dancing corn experiment. I'm grateful my family loves music and dancing. I'm grateful for my daughter's perspective on the sleet that made it transform into a prettier scene for my own mind. I'm grateful for the warmth of my home and to warm up more by dancing. I'm grateful for my girls and seeing the world through their eyes. I'm grateful for the pinecones I put on the deck that get a shriek of glee from my little one each time she notices them. I'm grateful for this life, both the long dance and the shorter ones that make up individual days.
What dances are you grateful for? What can you reframe? When was the last time you allowed yourself to see the "magic" in a preschool science activity?
May today remind us it is all about our perspective. May we find plenty of bounce and lots of reason to dance in each day. Have a beautiful day!