five minute friday – {Dance}

June 29, 2012Karen Courcy

Five minute Friday we bloggers write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We set a timer, throw caution to the wind.

write for 5 minutes, no drafting, no editing – today’s word is: perspective

Start:  When I saw the Friday word {Dance}, I had a smile on my face from ear to ear, almost a chuckle actually.

This word has a meaning right now for me in therapy. The word {Dance} is written on the white erase board in my therapy room written by my therapist to remind me (celebrating in the good).

We do this funny thing when we accomplish something big in my healing, or a break through in connection.. my therapist literally will get up and do a dance and it’s funny because I stand there and just watch him.. it’s quit embarrassing and sometimes he will move me side to side as I stand there in complete embarrassment!

Although I am embarrassed to do a full dance of celebration for myself, deep inside when I accomplish something so big in my healing, my heart does dance! I am proud and I dance inside!

Working in therapy and healing has been such a hard and vulnerable part of my life, but yet rewarding, and I will admit there have been times I came home from a session and I would do a little dance in celebration that I pushed through something I worked SO HARD ON!

Ironic enough in my embarrassment, I am a dancer! I was in ballet for 13 years and I know how to dance – but for now, until I find the courage to “DANCE” in session in celebration of my accomplishments, I will let my therapist do it for both of us…

But my heart does dance in knowing that each day, each step, each part of my healing will always be a “dance” of celebration in my healing.


I’m Joining Lisa Jo Baker in FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY



  • Amy

    June 29, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Karen — that glimpse you allowed us into your celebration and healing in therapy is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it. I clicked on the “My Story – My Journey” link to find out a little more, and I hope with all my might that there is so much more dancing in your future (and not just by your therapist!)… perhaps maybe even steps and moves you never dreamed you’d do. 🙂

    1. Karen Courcy

      June 29, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      THANK YOU so much for that! I believe that there will be a lot more dancing.. I am in a place right now that I am just open to everything and all.. I love this new place and I hope I have the courage to LET IT LOOSE hehehehe it’s quit funny actually.. I love that today’s Friday word was DANCE after such a great session yesterday

  • ro elliott

    June 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Thanks for you honesty…I know that you will freely dance one day… I am sure a little like when you learned to dance as a young girl…it was step by step…first having to think about every move until one day…you let the music take you and you moved freely and beautifully…no longer having to think of each move…but free to just move. NOw you are learning step by step…letting others show you how to dance…but one day…one day…you will dance free… He loves to set us free…and who the Son sets free is free indeed. Blessings to you~

    1. Karen Courcy

      June 29, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      I LOVE THIS ANALOGY.. thank you so much… thank you for your encouragement 🙂

  • Nikki

    June 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    What a wise therapist! I’m dancing for you, Karen and praying your heart will one day bubble over where you can’t contain yourself! In fact, that’s what I wish for myself, too…..

    Hugs to you!!

    1. Karen Courcy

      June 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      awwww it’s funny because it sounds GOOFY and STUPID.. but in real, its really UPLIFTING AND FUN 🙂 thank you for your comment Nikki

  • Positively Alene

    June 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    This is beautiful! I now want to fun out and find me something to put the words DANCE in my office. I should be reminded that everyday, no matter the circumstances, that I need to dance in celebration that I get another day to make a difference. So thankful I stopped by from 5MF!

    1. Karen Courcy

      June 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      YESSSS Thank you 🙂 I am SO glad you stopped by too 🙂 .. dance in celebration!! no matter what small accomplishments

  • Samantha

    June 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    You are awesome!! Keep your heart dancing- ALWAYS!!

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