There are days when I have to remind myself, “Self, don’t be the wallflower at the dance.”
Wallflowers watch from a distance as everyone else is dancing, singing and being free. They want to be on that dance floor so badly, but can’t bring themselves to do it. They spend the majority of the time thinking about what everyone else is thinking and doing. Each time they hear the beat of a song they love, their heart wants to be more and more on that dance floor, but they stay tied to the wall, frozen with self-doubt. When they finally get the courage to get out and dance, the DJ shouts, “Last song!”
Don’t wait until the last song to get out and dance. Show our students the power of freedom from what others think, and the value of self-expression. Affirm to them that they have the ability to light up a dance floor with their unique and special moves.
See you on the dance floor,
Come back Sunday morning for my Weekly Dose of Joy.