You Should Be Dancing Again

Birthday cake with edible image on top and terrier chasing tennis ball on sideAnother candle on the cake. Time for everyone’s favorite annual event…

It’s a tradition on a particular day in June. I check the path to make sure it’s clear of hazards then I’m ready. From the top, I start out strong, something with a good beat. Maybe Praise You by Fatboy Slim or Britney ‘s Toxic. Or some James Brown with Get On Up or Ray Charles performing What’d I Say.

I bob my head, I sway my hips, I clap. I move around the house. Upstairs, downstairs, all around. Song after song, The terrier cocks his head at me in confusion. Eventually, he hops around, too. I keep stepping. It’s a one woman dance party. Every year on my birthday.

You ever watch the Ellen show? It’s like that moment in the beginning when she cues the music and the whole audience gets up to bust a move. It’s contagious. Happy Birthday to me. Am I having a bad day? A good day? Doesn’t matter. I’m dancing myself clean, yeah.

Dancing is a mood booster, a great stress reliever. Try it. No one has to know. Are you a terrible dancer? Even better. No one is watching. Start up some songs on Pandora or Spotify or the trusty CD player. Just get up and work it out. Close the office door. Three minutes. Take it to the chorus with JT. Jump with the Pointer Sisters. You better work.

I dare you to tell me I’m wrong. Maybe you’ll make the dance break a regular thing. Happy Birthday if you do.

Which song makes you want to dance?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Trisha says:

    Happy birthday! I can picture the terrier looking at you like, “what in the world are you doing?” 🙂 My body is too stiff for dancing these days, although truthfully, it was never good at it!

  2. Casee says:

    Happy birthday and I hope it was a great day for you. I am a lousy dancer and refuse to do it even when alone! 🙂 I would imagine at this point even if I tried to dance I would injure something vital!

  3. You are not wrong. My friend just had a rock and roll party (live band) for her 80th birthday and to celebrate a new hip. I’m not a good dancer but do it just the same. No particular favourite except perhaps Bowie and Jagger Dancing in the Street.

  4. Sorry, forgot to mention the great cake. Love the wit!

    1. That live band must have made a great party. And my cake was great, I don’t know if another one can top it in taste or cuteness. Couture Cakes of Greenville if anyone needs a stellar bakery confection.

  5. Happy Birthday Susan!! This post makes me want to dance right now. I’m going to throw on some music. Thanks for the happy post!!

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