I came across some of the loveliest passages yesterday that really just spoke to me. The phrases came from a book  called Dance While You Can by Lance Wubbel.

I cannot tell you how many people I speak to who complain about hectic scheduling, unattainable job demands, sparse time with their loved ones and even smaller amounts of time spent on their faith and self-renewal.  Although these passages were not intended in this way, I believe they read more like a pledge to one’s self.  What do YOU think?Pure Joy

I will not stand to the side and allow the music in my heart to fade away and die.

I will slow down. I will put limits on my commitments and work and make certain that those whom I love remain first in my life.

I will quiet my soul… silence the noise in my head and heart and ask myself what I really want out of life.

I will make the necessary changes in my life to ensure that I am truly living consistently with what  I know to be in my heart and what I say I believe in.

I will remember that money is only material, that titles and positions mean little but that who I am is what really matters.

I will not allow the pressures that bear down upon our lives to get wedged between us and keep us apart.

A few precious words that really say it all.  I don’t know about you, but I could really use this reminder from time to time.