Dancing is one of two Emotional Fitness Exercises. The first: Move Your Body; the Second Be With Beauty. This video adds a third: Practice Gratitude – the true path to being happy.
Even before a child can walk if exposed to music, he or she will dance. So make music and dancing part of your child’s life. As Shel Silverstein suggested:
“Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.”
Here’s another quote to remind you to dance. You will be strengthened and your strength will strengthen your child. This one is by Rumi:
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
If you are new to the idea of emotional fitness exercises visit this blog page: Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises to get started improving your emotional intelligence.
Thank you all for all you do to care and share with others. Doing a little matters a lot.
This post was inspired by this Daily Prompt: Papa Loves Mambo: What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?
I grew up before technology brought music to all. I have no memory of the music played in my house. We listened to the news and things like The Lone Ranger on the radio. Then came TV and the Dick Clark Show, Elvis on Ed Sullivan followed in time by the Beetles. Somewhere along the way I came to love music of all sorts, but mostly the music that set me dancing.