I have been thinking a great deal about the Ballerina, Madi, that performed at our home for the children this past Sunday. When you see a dancer perform it is usually in the audience at a distance. When Madi danced the guests and I were literally just a few feet away from her. Madi is stunning to watch. She is posed and graceful. But what struck me was her strength and the power that goes into her art that she makes look effortless. You could see the strength in her physically, and you could feel it through the floorboards of the house with every step.
It makes me think about how easy things can look from afar. We all go through life watching others not knowing what lies beneath. We see the graceful swan on the water not but don't see their feet paddling away underneath.
This year has been full of challenges and I know 2023 will be no different. I will learn from Madi. I will be posed and graceful while using my quiet strength. When in doubt . . . be a Ballerina.