Tuesday, April 27, 2010


When I was in 8th grade we were asked to choose a song that would be our

"Personal Theme Song".

This song had to have lyrics that reflected our life.

We were to copy it and write a speech about what it meant to us and why we

chose it.

After days of looking up lyrics I discovered the song

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack.

I have not stuck true to these lyrics that once gave me hope.

I settled for the path that I thought would be the one of least resistance.

I came close to selling out, and didn't reconsider.

Sadly above all, I did not give faith a fighting chance.

My hope for the future is that I change that pattern.

I don't want my decisions to be based on fear.

As I walk through the toughest times in my life, these words are hope to me.

They are a reminder of what I found important so many years ago

And what I need to keep as important now and in the future.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for grantid
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Loving might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)