I Hope you Dance

I have a CD in my car that I play regularly.  It was gifted to me by a  friend for the beautiful lyrics.  It is a song by Lee Ann Womack called, “I Hope you Dance”.

Lee Ann Womack said that if her children understood the meaning of this lyric when they’re grown; she would have done her job as their mother.  I think all mothers would be thrilled if their children understood the depth of truth behind these words.

I HOPE YOU DANCE

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger

May you never take one single breath for granted

God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens

Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance…I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance

Never settle for the path of least resistance

Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’

Lovin’might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’

Don’t let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter

When you come close to sellin’out reconsider

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance. . . I hope you dance

Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along.

Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder

where those years have gone.

I hope you dance. . . I hope you dance

I hope you dance

Photography by MDH and Fagun Mishra
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