I’m not a big TV fan but one show I do enjoy is Dancing With The Stars. Andy Dick is one of the contestants on the show this season. If you don’t know who he is, Andy is an actor and comedienne who is presently a recovering addict. He has been in rehab thirteen times and has had a tough time in life. Every time I’ve seen Andy in an interview I’ve been aware of his longing to be well and to be whole.
Andy is not the best dancer but he puts his heart into what he does. On Monday night he dedicated his Viennese Waltz to his fifteen-year-old daughter, who is always in the audience. He chose the song Hallelujah to dance to and the performance was a tribute to the human spirit and its ability to keep bouncing back.
I broke into tears as I watched Andy dance for his daughter. I heaped blessings upon him as I felt the hopefulness within him for forgiveness and for redemption. His longing to get it right this time for himself and his child was palpable.
When the camera panned to the audience and showed the daughter’s face, I could feel her love for her dad and her hopes and dreams for their future together . The great spirit of forgiveness was evident in her shining eyes as she watched her father dance for her.
As he twirled around the dance floor I was so aware of the buoyancy of the human spirit. We carry within ourselves the ability to bounce back from the worst adversities imaginable. Sometimes when we are so far down and we don’t know how to get up, the knowledge that there is one person cheering for us helps us find the energy to rebound.
We can all be that person in others lives; that one who is willing to be present to their reality. We can be willing to speak the words, “I love you and I believe in you,” when necessary. We can all reflect back to others the message of compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.
Andy Dick may have thought he was only dancing for his daughter, however I believe many heard and saw what Andy represented. Hope, tenacity, faith, and the desire to be healed were all present in his dance of love.The universe would not be the same without you.
You are important.
Love and peace ♥ Brenda