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I Hope You Skip

I hope you skip. You will find it helps relieve stress and makes you smile. We all need more skipping in our lives for pure joy and carefree living.     

I love to dance and I do like the song, "I Hope You Dance."  I don't want to miss The Dance, but when it really comes to expressing joy, I like to skip. I thinking skipping is a lost practice in adults. Do you notice kids skipping? girl skipping on beach

Do they not appear to be free spirits without a care in the world?

How often do you see adults skipping? Not often enough in my opinion. Kids of all ages skip.

I hope you enjoy this video on skipping. It certainly made me laugh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xLwK4IUaE

Many times people are uncomfortable dancing and feel self-conscious. But skipping? Skipping is just a release for me. I find great joy in skipping.

Next time you need to take a stretch, try skipping. It only takes a moment, really it does. I found this website about the joys of skipping while researching (yes, researching) this post: iskip.com. I will be following their Tweets and becoming a fan as I already am a big fan of skipping.

Friends skippingWhen you are discouraged, try skipping. Difficult things seem possible after a good skip. Trying times seem more bearable after a good skip. The great thing about skipping is you burn calories, can actually get somewhere quicker and arrive with a smile! Get a group of your friends together and ENJOY!

 

When was the last time you skipped?  Just do it. You'll feel better and you may even laugh a little. How great is that?

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBarbara Jenness • October 17 2009 10:26AM

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Hi Barbara,

Great idea "skipping" sounds like fun! I'm sure everyone will feel more energetic if took up Skipping. Thanks for your lighthearted message today!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) about 9 years ago

Fun post... I can't remember the last time I skipped.  I'm off to do some skipping!

Posted by Kathleen Frawley, South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404 (Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento) about 9 years ago

I used to skip but can't remember when or why I stopped. Thanks for the reminder to find joy is something so simple. It's raining here today so I'll be skipping in the rain.

Posted by Tammy Woodin, Sudden Valley, Washington about 9 years ago

I'd have to agree, and skimming stones is fun too.  It's pretty rough on the shoe bottoms though.  Skip-toodle-loo my darling.

Posted by Alix Pinzon, (562)743-6086 (Open Mortgage, LLC NMLS # 2975) about 9 years ago

Tammy, Gregg, Kathleen, & Dorie---you are all making me smile as I envision you skipping today (and hopefully more often, too).

Gregg, I haven't skimmed stones in way too long, either. I will do that this week for sure!

Tammy, they should change that song as well to Skipping in the Rain. What fun! I do like skipping in the rain.

Posted by Anonymous about 9 years ago

The one thing I would never think of skipping is a meal. Aside from that a fast trot seems a little more invigorating than a hearty skip. But thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 9 years ago

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