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Weekend Wisdom:

“Funny” is the theme for the remainder of this month’s Weekend Wisdom. I know we can all use some laughter in our lives. As long as I find funny quotes on BrainyQuote.com, I will keep posting them this month.

Quote courtesy of BrainyQuote.com

This nebula background looks like a party in space. Party on skeletons, party on!

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Weekend Wisdom: Unconfined Joy and Blistered Feet

Ah…This gem reminds me of nights my friends and I spent at the local disco back in my college days.

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;

No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet

To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Joy was definitely unconfined even when we stumbled on blistered feet across the parking at 2 a.m. to the local pancake house. We needed to refuel for the walk back to the dorms. I miss those plate-size pancakes smothered in blueberries and drowned in maple syrup then washed down with endless cups of coffee.

Now at 2 a.m. you might find me stumbling on bunion feet to the bathroom. 😀

Have a great weekend and may your joy be unconfined whether you are dancing or just walking around the block.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Weekend Wisdom: Five Minute Friday on a Sunday – DANCE!

Hooking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The word is DANCE!

Dance means different things to different people.

For my sister is means ballet, specifically Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, as she worked behind the scenes at the local ballet company’s production when she was a teenager. Yes, by the time the production ended she was sick of the music. I believe even today anything nutcracker related gives her nausea.

For me dance means disco, specifically BeeGees. I burned up the dance floor at several local discos during college. There was one on campus and one off campus.

However, for me dancing now also means worship. I recently worshiped at a Messianic Jewish Temple, where they danced beautifully during the service, some even danced barefoot.

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

Psalm 149:3

It was a wonderful service and we even sang 3 songs that are sung at the church I normally attend.

Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might,

2nd Samuel 6:14

So don’t just make a joyful noise unto the Lord but get on your saddle shoes, stilettos, or wingtips and dance before the Lord with all your might! The Rabbi even pointed out last week that dancing is not just for women.

So dance like no one is watching and if they are, they are jealous that you are willing to get out there and dance with all your might.

Coming tomorrow – A 5 part series about a story and thoughts I had after reading an article sent to me by a dear friend. 

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