Sunday, October 30, 2011

I Hope you Dance...

A couple of years ago we were wandering around the charming town of Port Angeles, WA while we waited to board The Coho ferry to take us home to Victoria.  There is a great little gift store near the ferry terminal that is just full of lovely and unusual things.... kitchenware, baby items, lingerie, cosmetics, clothing, toys, and food goodies.

The Captain spotted this lovely little bear and wouldn't leave without her... her name is Hope and she is a breast cancer survivor.  You can see that she is still wearing her pink turban.

When you pres the pink spot on her left paw, she opens her mouth and sings...  I Hope You Dance!  and she sounds eerily like Lee Ann Womack.

I wanted to introduce you to Hope today... October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as you all likely already know, but I wanted to remind you one more time... and if you haven't already done it - schedule that mammogram, Ladies!

If you want to sing along with Hope here are the lyrics to the first verse...

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

p.s. that cute little Jack O'Lantern she is holding today is an orange, in a Jack O'Lantern costume that was given to me by my Weight Watchers leader on Friday.  Isn't that the cutest idea? 

Do you decorate for Hallowe'en or make special food?


  1. How sweet it was the Captain that couldn't leave with out her! Hope is a great name to keep the faith aaaaaand I love that song "I hope you dance" =)

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. That's the song I danced with my father to at our wedding :) Great reminder!

  3. Love this song. And I totally want to make some fun kind of dinner for Halloween! Any suggestions?

  4. Such a great song! I love the little bear and pumpkin!


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