Dare to be

Dare to be:

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.


When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine the light.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.


When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When something doesn’t work, dare to try it again.

When all you want to do is give up, dare to keep moving forward.

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When another is lost, dare to help them find their way.

When a friend falls, dare the be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can be – one step at a time.

Dare to dancehealthier.


1st Photograph: My family.

2nd Photograph: Alexander Peters from Pennsylvania Ballet before Rubies Pas de deux.

3rd Photograph: My parents steeeeeeeeep climb.  They are over 60, I’ll just say!

4th Photograph: Myself before my last entrance. Retirement. Four Temperaments.


4 thoughts on “Dare to be

  1. Wow, this is just beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing… Love that retirement photo, how extremely special!!! I didn’t know you were finishing up this chapter! So excited to see all that you have coming for in your next adventures.. Congratulations!!

  2. Thank you so much, Shelby. It’s an interesting transition away from ballet, but doing well! Good luck tonight for the webinar. I totally would do it but I have a meeting, but next time. Good for you though! I’m excited to hear how it goes!

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