Hullabaloo and A Victory Dance Too

It’s 5 minute Friday again. So I’m late to the party. Better late than never.

On Fridays, a bunch of writer friends around the world link up and exercise their writing skills in the form of a five minute post. No re-runs. No do-overs. Just plain ol’ spelling it out there.  Raw talent indeed. Read it and weep. 😉

This week’s word: DANCE.

So if you have two left feet, or you believe dancing is morally wrong, hold on to your seat and just take 5 to read. I’ll  love you for it.

Busyness.  My enemy.

Whether working on a project, planning an event, caring for my family…life is full.

Ever played the kids’ game “Hullabaloo?”  If not, you are seriously missing out.

You have these colorful mats with objects on them.  The game machine plays music and when the music stops, you have to find the object announced and stand on it.  The machine will announce “If you’re standing on the (broccoli), you’re the winner. Winner, do a victory dance!”

Enter children randomly dancing in their individual ways, without syncopation or rhythm.

Wild and fun. Unscripted. Time to dance.

There’s a famous passage in the Bible that many refer to on special occasions.   Often it is read at funerals, sometimes weddings. Ecclesiastes 3 gives us a list of times in life.  The passage begins with “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”

I like to think I’m skilled when it comes to time management.  Perhaps some would consider that to be true.

But the truth is there is one little time mentioned in this passage that I  tend to forget.

“a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”

My personality is such that I have to be poignant about taking the time…to dance.

So today as I check off my list and work on projects and simply get.things.accomplished…

I’m going to stop when the timing is just right…

and do a victory dance.

Join me?

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6 Comments

  1. This is awesome. I too am one that needs to plan time to dance. Great to be reminded to let my hair down, celebrate, and dance! Happy 5MF!

  2. Yay Rachel!!!! You go girl! I’m dancing in the same Spirit on this gorgeous afternoon in Maine! May He bless us with obedience and continual learning about how to dance through all of our life seasons! Love, Amy
    p.s. We have that game and it IS great! 😉

  3. So sweet. I love the video. There’s nothing better than watching the joy of kids celebrate the moment. And like you, I think “busyness” is one of our worst enemies. It’s a constant battle to create space in our lives. Space to just dance.

    I see you’re going to She Speaks and Allume! Me too. I hope to meet you there. 🙂

  4. I forget that part of the verse as well, Rachel, except the time to mourn–I’m pretty good at that!

  5. Oh, those giggles are priceless!!! There IS absolutely a time to dance- and sometimes it is the best thing one can possibly do. So keep dancing, sister!

  6. Dancing today 😉 thanks!

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