February 14, 2018

Remember Her?

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Do you remember the song about "dancing like no one is watching"? I told a friend once (and now I'm telling you) that I loved taking my boom box (I know. I'm dating myself. It's okay.) and my dogs, Bannor, Bryn and Kyra, out into our 40 acre training field. I'd start up the music, call in the dogs, and we'd all dance and be silly together. I only did this when Handsome wasn't home for fear he'd have me committed. (Not really, but I wanted to be safe.)

I know that silly woman is always alive in me, ready to bust a move on a moment's notice. I like to be the crazy aunt or the funny grandma. I want to be remembered for the fun things I've done with them. One of my older nephews has frequently told me that some of his favorite childhood memories were times spent with me. His sister has said the same thing, and it warms my heart whenever I hear it. 

I'm working today, but I won't forget to let out my silly girl from time to time. She's someone I never want to lose or forget. She's someone I want my grandchildren to know. She's someone I love and like to share with others.

The important thing is that you don't hurt anyone by taking time to do something wonderfully silly for yourself. It renews your spirit. It lightens a regular day. It brings a smile to your face and joy to your soul. Go on. Promise yourself to find that inner child again - or if you know where she is, let her out this week. Celebrate you!


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Danice G said...

What a nice post. I also remember the more simple times of childhood. We all need some fun,and to "let go" sometimes, don't we? happy Valentine's Day to you and your husband as well.

Buttons said...

This is perfect...you always know what to say and how to say it! What a cheerful thought today. Xoxoxo

Jacque. said...

Amen to that, sister! xo

Createology said...

Well said dear. I shall always stay “childlike” and happy to just let my inner little girl come out to play and dance and giggle and blow bubbles. When I met my now husband my self imposed challenge was to get him to have fun and be “childlike”...he was so stoic and work oriented. In our 30 years together there have been tiny glimpses...hope remains. Play, Dance, Sing, Have Fun...Happy Valentine’s to you Sweet Donna...XO

WAZOO! Quilting said...

There is something to be said for being the crazy grandma/aunt/mother! It gives memories to what could be a tough life. I have always embraced my oddness, and feel I am happier for it!

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