Last week I went to a training on positive development. One of the activities they had us do was dance with a stranger. Can you say AWKWARD??
Before they told us the activity they had us grab a partner we didn’t know and pick a person A and a person B. They then told us that they were going to play music for 30 seconds and that person A would have to dance, and person B would have to mimic. I was slightly horrified.
Then they made us switch, and we had to endure the embarrassment for another full 30 seconds!
Part 3 of the activity was the most telling. We weren’t to mimic anyone. We were just supposed to dance. Our own moves. For 30 seconds.
Keep in mind this was a day time, professional people training. The lights were bright, the refreshment table was serving just water, and we were among strangers.
While we all got through rounds 1 and 2 and people were getting a little funky with it, the room was oddly more calm and still when we had to go it alone. Nobody had anybody to follow! And the intent of purposefully leading someone else was gone too.
You guys! Dancing… and life… are so much easier to pull off when you have someone’s moves to copy.
The friend in this pic right here is a total answer to prayer. Like for real, an answer to prayer. She’s my pastor, mentor, boss, parenting coach, leadership role model and friend. And travel companion this weekend. I am so grateful I have her to watch and that I don’t have to come up with all my own dance moves. Girl has got it going on.
Do you have someone in your life who’s got great moves? If so, share this post with them to say thank you! 🙂