Five Minute Friday – Dance

by | Nov 6, 2015 | Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday is back!

I moved it to my other blog during the month of October, but this month it’s returned to this corner of my blog world. Five Minute Friday is a gathering of sorts, where many of us write on a one-word prompt for five minutes (which speeds by rather quickly, I might add). It’s free-writing at its finest. Kate Motaung hosts all of us crazy writers, and it’s fun to see how people can take a word and run with it in five minutes! Why not give it a try on your own?
This week’s word:




When was the last time you danced?

I mean, an all out dance in your living room or bathroom or shower? Where you just couldn’t help but shake to the music?

I see little children dancing all the time. Even in the grocery store, while in sitting in the shopping cart. Who ever made it a rule that grown ups shouldn’t dance? After all, we’re just little children in grown up bodies.

A certain song came on the radio one morning this week. Its era was from my younger days. I found myself bopping to the beat as I applied my mascara.

I’m not a dancer, but I like to dance. It’s hard to be sorrowful or sad or miserable when you’re dancing.

Okay, so maybe dancing isn’t your thing. Maybe it’s writing, or creating, or fixing. Maybe it’s baking, or painting, or teaching.

When we are doing our “thing,” we can’t help but be filled with joy.

Friend, what’s your “thing?” What do you love to do? What’s hard to be sorrowful or sad or miserable when you’re doing it?

Whatever it may be, I encourage you today to do more of it. It’s a gift or a talent you’ve been uniquely blessed with. Use it to make a difference in this world. In the ways only you can.

The one thing that you have

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” –Neil Gaiman

And while you’re at it, the next time a song comes on that stirs you to move, give in to it, and let yourself dance. It’ll make those in your life wonder what you’re up to! You might just cause a chain reaction.

Do your thing, friend. Do your thing!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

Much love,


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  1. Tara

    Love this! I love watching kiddos dance…so full of life and joy. I love writing. I love making ShutterFly scrapbooks for those I love. I’m not a great dancer but I do love me a good dance. Parked in the #6 spot today.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Tara! You and I have much in common… I love making Shutterfly books too, and I love a good dance as well. Blessings on your weekend, my friend!

  2. Kate Motaung

    Such wonderful encouragement, Julie! Your genuine, compassionate heart shines through in this post. So true — when we’re doing “our thing,” whatever it might be, we can’t help but be filled with joy. Thank you for these words, and for linking up! Blessings on your weekend!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Kate! Thank you also for all you do for us in the FMF community. May God bless you abundantly! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Anita Ojeda

    Occasionally I will bust a move whilst listening to a good Toby Mac song ūüėČ (but I lok sort of like Elaine from Sienfield). My dance requires stillness and patience–wildlife and bird photography :). I can get lost for hours!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Love it, Anita! Keep doing your dance. The worlds needs you to. So blessed you stopped by today. Hugs to you!

  4. Leah

    I LOVE your thoughts on dance and dancing, esp about each of us doing our thing with JOY!!! I’m your neighbor from last week’s FMF, where I parked in the #70 space… Peace and hope to all of us.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Leah! Thanks for stopping over. My we keep dancing! Yes, peace and hope to all of us.


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