5 Gifts of Life I have learned from my 4 year old Pre-ballerinas

Find your signature hue. The world is a blank canvas, and YOU can add all the color your precious heart desires. Hold the paintbrush in your hands and find the color that defines you right now because 5-10 minutes from now, it may morph into another, equally beautiful hue. I can hear the young dancers state their fairy wing color preferences of the day…

“Pink with Sparkles!” “Every color in the world!” “Blue with yellow polka dots!” “Purple with black swirls!” “Rainbow!” “Green, orange, and blue with pink flowers!” “No! Wait! How about…!”

Now Paint! Without overthinking, without second-guesses. Just paint, add pigment, throw in water, and mix it up. This is YOUR painting. The finished product will always hold a special place in your life’s gallery.

Touch the stars. They are tiny windows to the universe. They bring us out of darkness, and seemingly shine when we need them the most. They glimmer with hope, love and promise. Even when we think we can’t reach one anymore….we can. Go ahead. Touch them. And remember they are not always in the sky. They also shine through those around us.

Dancers up on their toes, arms lifting as high as they can reach. Reaching to the ends of their fingertips. They close their eyes and feel the heat of the light. A spin may follow as their arms extend even higher. Smiles seems to grow with their stretching. They are shining in the moment, just as the stars encompass the world in its moment.

Sing your admirations. Loud. From your heart. Like you are singing for thousands.

Uninhibited Joy unfolds as we play a favorite song in the class. Grabbing our scarves, we sing as if each was the only person in the room. Turn on your internal microphone. Crank up the volume, because this is YOUR song. It that touches your soul and moves your spirit. Sing!

Imagine. Envision. Get lost in the story. Pretend.

That’s all the pre-ballerinas require to get-away…a mind with imagination not quieted by negative internal ego. With their wheels turning, they visit oh so many places, they create, and innovate. Inspiring.

Pretend you are whoever you want to be… right now. There’s no one saying “you can’t do this” because it’s YOUR place to visit…in your head.

DANCE without inhibition, with abandoned enthusiasm. Shake it out! Feel the music, dance from your inner core, and within your soul. Feel the energy you are creating.

My hearts overflows while we dance together. I am entertained to the core. The young ones move without apprehension, they jump and turn with JOY, they don’t carry any burdens in that moment. The music is on and they must DANCE. They MUST dance. The music is ON!! 🙂

These are Five unassuming, important skills I learn every class…

in a dance studio bursting with the future of this world

and giftwrapped in a tutu.

 

Lessons from an Oscar Winner

Lessons from an Oscar Winner

It is amazing how you can be inspired in small window of time from an Oscar Acceptance Speech. Matthew McConaughey’s was one of my favorites, along with the beautiful Lupita. This link captures the essence of what we all learned from Matthew that night, along with a clip of the actual speech. I also enjoy writing an “imaginary acceptance speech” every year, and thankfully Mr. McConaughey played a big role in it this year.

“And to that I say… Alright, Alright, Alright.” 🙂

What We Can All Learn from Matthew McConaughey | LinkedIn

Click here for some great life advice –> http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140306185955-46951391-what-we-can-all-learn-from-matthew-mcconaughey

A Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

©2013 Dancinmoma

Dear Santa,

You have been that one constant throughout the ups and downs of life. You are a symbol of what “could be” in the world, if we could all just BELIEVE…

in KINDNESS.

in JOY.

in GIVING.

in UNITY.

in LOVE.

in GRATITUDE.

in PEACE.

in WONDER.

You have taught me to believe in something bigger than this earth. You have taught me that GIFTS aren’t always what they seem. True GIFTS are what make a person smile, holding the hand of a loved one, listening to the laughter around you, and spending TIME with those that lift you up and love you.

Thank you SANTA for continuing to share your MAGIC with children and adults from each generation.

I BELIEVE in your “Spirit of Christmas” and I always will…

Love Always, Pam

P.S. Merry Christmas!!

I Choose to GROW. “This is How We Grow” Blog Hop 2013

Time is fleeting. I can look back and get stuck in the past… or I can look back, reflect and learn.

I choose to GROW.

The negative voices of my ego can talk me out of virtually anything positive, if I listen. So I turn down the volume of those pessimistic voices and turn up the volume of inspiration, of optimism.

I choose to GROW.

There are people in this world that can be supportive, others not so much. I surround myself with enthusiastic, motivational people who share my values and beliefs.

I choose to GROW.

No matter how much we KNOW about anything, we can always learn more. The possibilities are endless.

I choose to GROW.

As a mom, I am blessed and honored to raise three beautiful souls. Many days are chaotic, some I lose my patience, Occasionally some are just hard. I am human.

I choose to GROW.

There are opportunities all around. I find myself second-guessing and over-analyzing at times. Why? I know I will never know unless I try.

I choose to GROW.

In times of trouble, despair or heartache…I can huddle in the darkness or I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I choose to GROW.

I can hide “Behind the Curtain” of my life or I can stand in the “spotlight” and DANCE through this life.

I choose to GROW.

I choose to DANCE.

I choose ME.

(Please join us on the “This is How We Grow Blog Hop -2013” by scrolling down to the badge at the bottom of site). Thank you!

When will MY phone ring? Will it?

In this digital age of connecting via text, email, social media, and more, a handwritten letter is a treasured entity. A phone call from a loved one, however, is EVEN better. But…

What if the phone call came from someone who passed away?

That is the question posed in the upcoming novel “The First Phone Call from Heaven,” by Mitch Albom. It will be available November 12th, 2013. I  can’t wait to read it since I heard Mr. Albom read an excerpt live this past Summer.

You can read about that here ->”My Tuesday with Mitch” http://wp.me/p39Wdr-8K

Here is a teaser video from Mitch Albom; the goosebump moments start about 19 seconds in… Sigh.

Next Tuesday is the day. If you are interested in reading more or even pre-ordering, I have a link through my Blog to Amazon below:

The First Phone Call from Heaven – A Novel By Mitch Albom

I can only imagine…

Write… (Five Minute Free Write)

The written word is a window to your soul. To write is to express, share, connect and learn.  Writing opens a door to the past and unlocks the future. It connects us with different generations. It connects us to our emotions. It helps us heal. It helps us express thoughts. Expression comes in many forms; however, when written correctly it can be a message to the future.

What will you say to future generations?

We write for different reasons, but together we are unified as human beings to share our stories.

There is peace for a moment… when the silence turns into thoughts… then words on a page. A warm feeling comes over you, something ignites from within, and there is a soft whisper that speaks to you.

Write.

Write.

Just write as you watch the story unfold. A gift has been given to you to share your thoughts on “paper.”

What will you do with the precious gift of the written word?

What will you “write” today?