Watch Those Toes!

Part of dancing is making mistakes.  I like to say, mistakes are part of the learning process.  When you learn a new step with Ballroom dancing, you have to do it over and over and over again before it looks smooth.  With this, it will look a bit rough at times.   You will step on each other’s toes. 

2 great examples of making mistakes as part of learning are beginning to play an instrument or learning a foreign language.  Both take lots of practice and repetition.  Many of you can relate to these two examples.   How many times did you say the wrong thing when learning a new language?   It can sound a bit rough as you are learning a new instrument.  We had 3 daughters play the violin.  Oh, the screeching of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.’ 

Mistakes help you identify areas you need improvement.  When Dan and I have taken dance lessons, we come home and practice.  We find out quickly what areas we need help in.  Then for the next class, we know what to have the teacher help us with.

If we are afraid of making mistakes in ballroom dance, we will never attempt more difficult dance steps.  Our progress of becoming better dancers will stop.  Mistakes=Learning=Progress

Because you are learning a new skill with someone else, you will need to extend grace and mercy to your dance partner.   Yes, you will need to over and over and over again. : 0 You will both make mistakes. 

If you don’t want your toes stepped on, you will need to give up ballroom dancing together. 

God’s Word-NLT Colossians 3:13

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

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