"I didn't grow up with a lot of money,
I never even imagined being the first lady of the United States.
But because I had an education,
when the time came to do this, I was ready."
I read this quote today in a Yahoo news story about Michelle Obama visiting an orphanage in India. She walked right in, took her shoes off, and started dancing to a Bollywood tune the kids played for her.
I fairly wept at the sentiment. I think Mrs. Obama was speaking of the importance of school book education and I have to agree this is pretty darn important in life. Still I couldn't help wondering how many of us are ready when our time comes? Our time for greatness, or our time to make a difference, or our time to lend a helping hand, or our time to make someone smile, or our time to follow our heart's desire.
I think all of life is about learning and being ready [and willing] to dance when the music plays.
Wishing for you a heart that listens and learns,