Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sweet puppy dancing!

So my friend Amanda has this truly adorable dog who apparently loves to dance. Watching that dog really lifted my spirits! Even dogs do happy dances!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yes, Minions dance too!

If you've been reading this blog for a bit, you'll know I have a bit of a thing for Minions so when I saw this video with them dancing in it, it really made me smile, plus I've always liked the song "Happy." Once again, happy dancing everyone! When in doubt, dance like a Minion!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I"m a believer in dancing!

In case you needed a reason to dance today, here's a song that made me feel really good when I heard it. I believe in the power of dancing because it makes me feel free and that it's great to be alive! Happy dancing everyone!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Some music to dance to as part of the Dance4Joy2017 Challenge

Yesterday I started my Dance4Joy2017 challenge and aside from sharing the #Dance4Joy2017 on Twitter, I'm hoping people will choose to take videos of themselves dancing and pledge to raise money as part of the Dance4Joy2017 challenge to a mental health-related organization of their choice. Since dancing is more fun with music, I want people to have music they can use that's free and in the public domain to use. The link to Youtube's Audio Library is: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music and you can pick a song through it to dance to.  Happy dancing everyone!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dance for Joy 2017!

I need your help!!! I'm starting a challenge called the Dance4Joy 2017! Since I love dancing, Dance for Joy 2017 is meant to be a really fun way to raise money for programs, research and treatment for people with mental health conditions. Basically what I'd like is for people to take one minute (or more if you want) to dance to a song that you like and then state that you're going to donate (inset amount of money) to an organization that is related to mental health. For example, I'm going to donate $10 to the National Alliance for mental illness in Massachusetts. 
In your video please challenge a friend to dance next. After you finish your video just upload it to your facebook page and the share it on the facebook page I created called Dance4Joy2017.
As I'm turning 32 in April, my goal is that dance for joy 2017 will raise $3,200 (USD) for mental illness research treatment and programs. I hope everyone has a great time doing this challenge. I wish you all the best and thank you so much for doing this challenge with me, it means a great deal to me. If you have any questions feel free to email me at dance4joy2017@gmail.com. 
PS-if you don't want to dance or donate money, if you could just spread the word to everyone, I'd really really appreciate it! Thank you very much in advance for your help!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

A tribute to my friends

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."-Henry Ford
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/henryford122451.html

I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my friends because they make me want to continue to grow to be a better person. I'm really glad and I feel lucky that I've always had their support and I hope that they will always know that I love them all very dearly. My friends do bring out the best in me in that I feel as though I'm a better person because of their influence. I've always sought to provide that same love and support to them as a way of thanking them for all that they've done. (Although I don't think I can thank them enough.) Anyway, I just think it's really nice to have friends to laugh with, to have adventures with and to love in general. I know that I'll always do everything I can to be there for them. I love them all very much. I hope that everyone has great friends because they really are the best things to have!



Friday, February 17, 2017

The Best Welcome!

"A smile is the universal welcome."- Max Eastman
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/maxeastman107843.html

I can't think of anything more welcoming than a smile. When someone smiles at me I really feel accepted. That's why I make a point of smiling at people. I do so in the hope that it'll pass on a similar sense of belonging and happiness. Plus, smiling just feels good to me. I figure I can never underestimate the power of a smile!