This Thursday’s Thought

For the first time in the history of Thursdays, this is blog post one… of TWO!

Ambitious, right?

It’s no secret I am a lover of words which, not surprisingly, makes me a lover of quotes. To speak with such eloquence, such poignancy, and to just get it to the point that your words are worth immortalizing — wow. Dream-worthy.

This week I’m picking on Jeanne Stein’s transformational thought:

Life may not be the party we hoped for… But while we’re here we may as well dance.

This speaks to me on so many levels, and I hope it provokes a similar (i.e., long) train of thought for you, too. (I apologize for the train cliche; I realize the image above is of railroad tracks…)

So often we become disenchanted and/or disappointed with the way things are. Sometimes we have grounds to think this way, and other times it boils down to an awareness of the gaping hole between our expectations for and from life and how the universe fails to measure up in real time.

By dancing – even when the DJ’s playing cheesy 80s synth or you drank yourself to the bathroom floor – we look for the fun bits that hide behind the not-so-fun bits in life. By dancing, we make the best of a bad situation.

All implications aside, hitting the dance floor just feels so damn good!

This weekend, make a point to dust off your shoes (literal or metaphorical) and get moving. The party may not always be what you’d hoped for, but at least you were invited.



2 responses to “This Thursday’s Thought

  1. Great article Jess! You write extremely well – which can be a rarity in many publications these days… There’s no doubt this is just the beginning for your writing 🙂 Let me know if you are interested in any other contacts who might accept freelance work, I still have some connections floating around from my time at Mercy Ships.


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