Today we are going to talk about a bonus thing to say on our list of things we should say more often. Every great Top 20 list is even better if there is a 21st thing.
This may seem a little silly, but is it really? Try to think back to when you were a little kid. When you were really happy, you most-likely would just spontaneously dance. It was cute and everyone probably clapped when you did. Somewhere along the line, we have lost that. Why? Maybe we consider it to be undignified to just break down into a few dance moves, but why do we think that? Who decided that? I think dancing is awesome and to be honest, if I saw someone break into dance moves in public, I would think that was totally cool and that the person had a lot of guts.
I think that we try to keep our joy contained inside ourselves too much. I think it is time that we start letting our joy shine a bit more. I love watching flash mob clips on You Tube. What is most interesting to me is the people who happen to be there and have no idea what is going on at first. They just stare in amazement. If you watch them closely though, many of them will start to move and even dance along with the others. That is what makes the flash mobs so powerful and moving.
God created us to dance when we feel joy in our hearts. It is man who has tried to stifle this instinct deep within ourselves. It’s time to let that deep inner desire back out. Let’s dance! Who knows, if you are willing to dance, maybe someone else will join in. When your joy pours out of you, it often lands on someone else and they will be swept up in the joyous moment themselves.
Our assignment this week is the hardest one yet. It will be a challenge, especially if you are a really self-conscious person. When you are feeling a great sense of joy in your heart, I challenge you to break out into a little dance jig. You can do it in private to start with, but I really want you to try to do it in front of at least one other human being. Keep it as spontaneous as possible and see what joy you can spread around. It is impossible to be depressed while you are dancing.