Enough holiday seasons pass and sometimes you start to forget what makes them special.
You see the messages everywhere, from the retailers, to the car commercials, the food indulgences, the big sales and the blow-out savings.
Stuff to fill our houses, closets, storage units and vacuum-seal bags. Stuff to collect. Stuff to use. Stuff to trash in five years when we realize we’ve never used it.
It’s such a heavy thought when considered.
Stuff doesn’t bring us much lasting fulfillment, we know, but it is an easy distraction in the day-to-day buzz, at times.
Still, one thing we can always count on to be fulfilling?
Experiences like meeting for the first time.
Experiences like seeing a place you’ve always wanted to.
Even experiencing being who you want to be after so much hard work!
Dancing is such an experience, such a joy to feel and to share and be connected by.
It brings laughter, fun, excitement and fascination! It reaches beyond borders, beyond boundaries and jumps hurdles that few things can.
The experiences had on a dance floor are written about in songs, stories, plays and even history books. They’re impact can be felt just watching the dancers float and skip and box-step along…
What moments of grand beauty can one have under the lights of the Holiday season, singing songs we all know (even if few of us love), and can bond over, sharing treats and home-made gifts, heartfelt written cards and warm winter wishes!
Such an enchanting few weeks that we remember for years and look back on with fondness. Everyone cold, but happy, freezing, but not wanting to leave. Sleepy, yet enjoying every silly moment…
Experiences like friendship, and the bonds we can have, if we let ourselves.
It may be true all year long, however, as the air turns frosty, it is a chance to re-examine our love of others and how we treat them. It’s a time to be understanding and accepting. To lend a hand. To help.
To give. Not take. To be selfless. Not conceited.
To dance as a means to share ourselves, and with no thought to a return. To drive, swing and sway as an expression of how much we care, and not for the self-gratification in it.
Winter is special because we’re open to it: the Holidays can only be as cold as our hearts. So let us be open to new experiences, willing to learn, hopeful of our future and the coming year and through everything… share the open-hearted experience of dancing with every one of our partners.
Because it helps us be who we most want to be.
It spreads only joy, peace and the very best of what we are, together… as friends.
Happy Holidays, from the Arrowhead Arthur Murray family!