Sunday, March 02, 2008
Something happened today that really inspired me. I thought I'd share it here because I know that deep in the back of our minds, especially those of us who aren't in the best physical shape is that little voice of doubt and doom...saying ..you? a runner? come on get real.
But why NOT?
Today i was at DanceAbition where my daughter was competing in dance. I have practically lived in the theater the last two days, and was exhausted until I saw someone inspire me and the entire audience, to give us a shake that said it doesn't matter how old you are, or out of shape you are, or what you weigh...if you have a passion, a dream, a purpose, you can succeed at it.
Last year the grandmother of one of the girls at our studio confided that she had always loved dance, and wished she had been able to compete like her grandaughter when she was a girl. Well we all knew Nana adored Dance. Need a costume sewn...call Nana. Need a fund raiser...call Nana....Need an organizer call Nana. She was Jordans grandmother but all the girls in senior troop called her Nana and thought very much of her.
Well Jordan said to Nana...its not to late. If you like and if you dare...I'll teach you to tap dance this year and you can enter and compete...that is as I said.."if you dare".
Nana wasn't about to let Jordan get away with that...uh uh uh! So she said your on and bought her first pair of tap shoes. Jordan taught Nana tap once a week in the kitchen and tonight...Nana competed her tap solo at DanceAbitition.
The place went wild everyone was blown away, and so inspired. At 64 years of age, and several pounds more than a regular size dancer...Nana proudly displayed her not to shabby tap skills. She received a standing ovation from the crowd who just went crazy. The Judges said she was in their opinion there new "IDOL". She won a gold medal and to top it off....the trophy for top marks in adult tap. Whooooo HOOOO Go Nana.
Tonight her dance dreams became a reality.
So tonight it doesn't matter your age, your weight, if you want to run, or do anything eles. If you want it and your willing to invest some time and energy into it...You can make your dream come true.
I'm not lying...I saw Nana do it tonight. She's currently beaming, can't stop smiling. she beat Jordan her grandaughter who only got a silver.lol and she inspired every one of us lucky enough to be in that theater today.
what is it...thats been knocking around in your mind...what kind of missed or seeminly missed opportunities. Dig em out...look at it..and go for it. Cuz Nana would tell you...its never too late.
Oh and guess what song she danced to?
"When I'm 64"....what eles. lol hahaha