The Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships are next week. That’s an event that marks the beginning of the competition season for many ice dancers. The perspective of the skaters (and their coaches and families) can make all the difference between a happy or miserable competition.
In sports – and life in general – it’s too easy to get caught up in placements and success. But there are some quotes I find especially helpful.
When my kids were competitive figure skaters, we always were happiest at competitions when we found something to celebrate, regardless of the competition outcome. It really is good to remember the Carl Lewis quote “It’s all about the journey, not the outcome” and to have an “attitude of gratitude.”
“It’s All about the Journey” Word-Art Freebie
And whatever the outcome, I think we all need to remember to just dance – through competitions and through life.
In a comment on my “We Should Dance” word-art post, Snowcatcher, a Colorado blogger with stunning photography and designs, reminded me of the song “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack. I think that song fits perfectly with the quote “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”
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Whether it’s in sports or life, I truly hope we can all just dance.