Monday, February 20, 2012

a time for dancing

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance...

- Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

we were speaking about age today and it was mentioned that i'm really quite young. (i turned 19 almost precisely a month ago.) on top of that, i'm not going to lie and say i've had a rough life; i grew up in a healthy, loving family, had good friends, went to great schools, learnt and grew and all the rest of it. regardless, we all have our things, and i can say that there have been seasons of sorrow in my (albeit short) life. there have been times when the going was hard and i was frequently questioning and hurting and doubting and mourning. i've lost people i love; i'm not a stranger to sadness. one of the things that has carried me through those times is knowing that what i was going through was a season; knowing that one day, however far into the future, i would wake up on a new day with less pain or anxiety or grief. because seasons change; it's something they do. a season wouldn't be a season if it never faded into another season. things change.

i'm in a place right now which is completely opposite to the kind of season i spoke about already. i'm in a place where all i want to do is get up and dance :) there aren't many rational reasons i can pin to this - i have an enormous workload that never seems to end and it's only the second week of term; people who are close to me are in the middle of a fight which is pointless and no good; i have a whole bunch of new responsibilities (what with being on two society committees this year) which i'm still adjusting to; my room is only now beginning to look like a place i can comfortably inhabit (as opposed to a bomb site). none of it matters that much though - i still just want to dance. i'm filled with exuberant joy! it's an amazing feeling :)

i know that this is a season; therefore, reasonably, i know that this will pass. but i'm not going to let that stop me from dancing. here's a list of songs to dance to if you're feeling the way i am (or maybe even if you aren't... put 'em on for some happy clapping :) ).

i was looking around for pictures that went with "dancing" and found this... couldn't resist ;)
found here.

She Got The Honey - Mat Kearney
Something In The Water - Brooke Fraser
Happiness - Eleventyseven
Buttered Side Down - The Life of Riley
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Girl Named Tennessee - NEEDTOBREATHE
Sunburn - Owl City
In The Sun - She & Him
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Do You Love Me - Guster
Beautiful Mystery - Harris Tweed

keep on smiling, wonderfuls!

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