My dear friend Kathy turned seventy this past Wednesday. She started coming to my fitness classes over nine years ago and we have been dancing together ever since. My class has been a glorious dance through the lives of so many beautiful souls over the years. We don’t “just dance”. We travel together, study the Bible together, and we pray together.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to do marketplace ministry on a recreation gym floor.
Everyone hooted and hollered when I announced it was Kathy’s birthday and that she was the big 7-0! We all reveled at how absolutely stunning she is…and we told her! She is just a little under five feet tall with platinum grey hair, beautiful blue eyes, and a fabulous figure!
Kathy’s countenance and perserverance to keep dancing provided relief from the angst of aging.
Other ladies looked at her and became encouraged about their own lives. I could see the glimmer of hope flicker through their eyes… “if she can do it—Lord willing—so can I!”.
Kathy is not our only “wise” diva. We have several women in their sixties, a few in their seventies, and one special lady will turn eight-five next week!!! Yes, eighty-five and she is still dancing. We do push ups at the end of one song and she does them too! All I can say is GOALS!
A very special friend received her heavenly reward last week after a long battle with cancer. She was only forty-six years old with a husband, two young children, a twin sister, and many people who loved her. The tears I cried stung like hot sauce in my eyes. Then, I remembered her smile, and I smiled. I was comforted to know, she now has relief.
Dancing with a heart of gratitude instead of fighting with reality is how we get relief from the craziness of life.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. -2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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