I felt such a sadness when I saw the news feed saying Dick Clark had died. It took me back in time and the memories from the days of American Bandstand. Oh that was THE show and such joy it brought dancing around the room and singing. It was a much less complicated time and family life seemed to be much stronger and focused on each other. Now everyone seems to go in different directions.
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Everyone wanted to be on the show dancing. Places popped up all over and in Knoxville, TN they had a TV show much like Bandstand and locals could go and dance on it just like on Bandstand. I remember everyone wanted to be on that show and would stand for hours hoping to be selected. I never made it but a couple of friends did. We didn’t even have to be in the room when that theme song for American Bandstand came on. We knew it by heart.
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Dick Clark was an icon and brought us music and the joy of music in such a way that it remains with us even today. He helped many singers and bands to move on to even greater expectations with their careers and he always instilled in us the desire to dance….dance…..dance.
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I think Dick Clark was the Peter Pan of Rock and Roll. How could you not enjoy something presented by someone like Dick Clark, whose love of music flowed out of our televisions into our rooms. I can still see us singing into hair brushes and looking in the mirror. And I can remember my parents who thought rock and roll was the devil’s tool.
Here is to you Dick Clark. May you rock the heavens and may your love of music continue on in all of us.
30 year special
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I love this quote for it says what I believe so strongly. Our greatest battle is overcoming what our mind tells us. As I repeat so often what a friend says “whether you think you can or you think you can’t….you will be right.” is the truth.
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People ask me why I attempt the things I do like trying to help son get the tub out of the house. Well, it is like this. I believe that as long as we stay in motion….we will keep moving. It is when we quit getting up and doing that we become motionless. Yes, it is painful. Yes, I pay for it but you know what, I can spend my life not doing anything so the pain won’t go up or I can experience life….go through the pain that comes….rest up…and do it again because at least I experienced doing things. I get told I am stronger than most people. The truth of the matter is:
You are. You truly are. When the crunch hits, we find out we can do more, withstand more than we ever thought. No, it does not make our physical limitations go away. It just means that when we need to face something…to accomplish something…there is that reserve in us that is there. Yes, we may pay for it for days. But it is the Accomplishment that counts. It is the Experience that counts. Don’t live your life in a cocoon doing nothing….LIVE and FEEL for as long as you can feel pain…you can feel the good things too. It is when you feel nothing that you better worry.
We all want people to believe in us but I have learned that I better first believe in myself. If I don’t believe in me, then how can I expect others to believe in me? I must have faith in myself that I am a worthy person….that I am smart, talented..whatever. And if I believe, those that matter will believe too.
This is why not only must we nurture our physical health and take care of ourselves but we must take care of that inner self..that emotional self..our soul. For that is the part that will keep us going when things are tough. I remember after kidney surgery and I could barely stand with my forearm crutches and son helping me to go to the bathroom. I wanted to lay down and pull the cover over my head and I did for a while. And then, that inner self stepped in and said “you can do it”….”get up”…”TRY”. And I did. It took me ten minutes to get to the bathroom and ten to get back. But know what? That feeling of accomplishment was exhilarating. I felt like I had accomplished climbing Pikes Peak…and for me..I had.
It is ok to stop and rest. Some of us need more rest than others. Just don’t stay there and if you are feeling low and need some umph, put on some music and feel the vibes in your body. Set goals of going this far and then resting. You can visualize the rest area coming up. Think about with babies how we hold our hands out to get them to walk and when they take that step or two, we back up just a little to get them to take just one more step. Take that one more step. The Rest Area is coming.
Feel it in your system when you accomplish something. Feel the exhilaration, the joy and let it sustain you. And give yourself credit for you did accomplish something. And this does not apply to just being disabled or having chronic health problems. All of life is like this. And most of all keep dancing…in your heart…in your head…in your bed….across the floor…all through life.
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