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Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Blog, Monday Musing | 6 comments

(Today’s post, though not original, is meaningful to my life. I hope the same for you!)

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 granted

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 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

Lovin’ 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

I Hope You Dance lyrics by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers

Sung by Lee Ann Womack


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  1. Susan

    I really love the sentiment in the song and the woderful choice of photos. Super job, Ann, and thanks for sharing!

  2. Claire

    OMGosh Ann – how beautiful the lyrics – I’ve not heard this song and was enthralled listening to them being sung and then re-reading your post. The pics you’ve chosen are very visual and so appropriate, and as beautiful and meaningful as the lyrics and the sentiment you have shared with us. Thank you so much for this share, and I’m even more thankful that I know, and love you!!

  3. Ann Eisenstein

    Claire, I am so happy that you liked the song. It is one of my favorites! I tried to choose pictures that truly express how my heart feels when I listen to each line…so glad that you like them as well. And I am very thankful that we know – and love – one another! 😉

  4. Shaheen

    Hey Aunt Ann! Chip bought this song the first time I was pregnant…when we lost that baby it was very painful to hear. But when I had Gracie and then later when I had Max the sentiment and the joy in the song were even deeper. Thanks for reminding me of that. I love you!

    • Ann Eisenstein

      You are so right – the emotion of these words is so profound and reflective. Perhaps in healing, the sentiment grows even more so. Thanks for your words – and your love – and for being a wonderful mother to Gracie and Max! I love you! 😉

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