Friday, October 22, 2010

Things that make you smile and feel better.

I got up this morning in a sour mood. I HATE dentists and had a dentist appointment to get a tooth pulled. (The one from Friday the 13th) I was dreading the upcoming pain and misery.

On the road to the dentist I pulled up to a red light and noticed something that made me get a huge smile and lightened my mood. On the corner was a guy just dancing away while waiting at the crosswalk. It was not just some little moves or a leg jiggling but an all out body, arms, and legs moving. And he was waving at people driving by to boot.

It was the most amazing thing to see and made me think. Most people worry about how they are perceived by others and hold back their emotions because of that. I am sure some people at that intersection were thinking what a weird guy and how they would never do that. Well, why not???? I have always wondered why we must hold back how we feel. Why we must act like emotionless robots at work. Be judged on what we wear and look like. How we are not honest with ourselves and others.

Passion about your job, life, and family makes us human and also a happier person. I belong to a running group and I love how I can be myself with them. They don't judge you. They appreciate you for just being you. I am always nervous about meeting new people and being judged because of my hearing loss. Well, when I first met them they were like "So. Big deal. Want a beer?"

I love that they just want to have fun and hang out with friends. So what if Joe dances like a bad disco flashback, or John has no hair on his entire body because of a medical condition, or Jane has Tourette. We all love each other and appreciate each other for who we are, not by looks, race, religion, or politics.

So I dare you to stop one day and break out in a dance just for the fun of it. I guarantee you will get more smiles from people around you than stares and will feel great afterwards.


  1. I love this post! I'm always scared to do all the crazy things that POP in my head because I don't want to get in trouble. I think the way we are raised plays a huge part in how "free" we let ourselves be.'re a runner too! I did 6 miles on the dreadmill this morning because it was raining hard & windy. No running club when on the road :(

  2. You are so right about how people are raised does make a difference in their attitudes. I disagree with you not being free, from what I read in your posts you are pretty outgoing and open about how you are feeling. You always make me smile or crack-up. :-)

  3. Nellie said I should come by and read your blog. I am glad I did. Since yesterday I've been feeling as though I want to break out of my mold, do things a bit differently, have a fresh perspective on old things. Your post gives validation to my current emotional space. Thanks! I'll be following along as you encounter your potholes!