It’s time for another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
January, 2012 has been typical of all the January’s I’ve experienced over the last ten to fifteen years. We go to a New Year’s Eve party where everyone complains the next day on how it could have been better even though I had a good time. Within a week or two into the new year, I decide that I am too heavy and I decide to go on a strict diet. Towards the end of the month, I always buy a self-help book and begin reading it and then decide that I don’t really want to work on being (pick one: more loving, more caring, more honest with my partner, better able to read my internal body signs, able to pick healthier foods, ten years younger in ten days). The list goes on and on. This year the self-help book I’m reading says that a common trick to looking and feeling younger is to act like you are young again. It says to pick a time in your young life when you were the happiest and act like that for a period of time and you will feel better and look younger. So I ask, does this make any sense to you and do any of us really want to go back and act like we did when we were young? I’m not sure I do! Granted, if I could go back and be 25 or 30 again, but with the knowledge I have now, then maybe I would do it. However, without my 47 years of wisdom, I’m not a fan of going back to those days. Even at my youngest and happiest, I still did some really stupid stuff:
- Relationships – I remember during a break-up, I went and laid behind the back wheels of the person’s car so there was no way the person could leave without either dealing with me or running over me.
- Work – I made people at work understand that I would most likely be hung over every Monday because there was a bar that I liked that had Sunday night beer blast when bottles of beer were only $1.
- Finances – I took out cash advances on three credit cards and borrowed money from my parents to buy my first apartment. Savings at that time totaled $0.
I think you get where I’m coming from. Acting like this again just isn’t in me these days. How about I just stick with something I know and think I’m getting really good at – being 47 and proud of it. This week’s dance number comes from a group named Fun. with their song ‘We Are Young’ featuring Janelle Monae. So let’s dance this week and be proud of earning our stripes over the years. It’s another week down and we’ve made it through. After we’re done dancing, I’m off to find another $1 Beer Blast. I think this beer blast from the past should really come back in style, don’t you?