Dancing in Old Vienna.
I loved dancing. My husband and I used to go dancing every Saturday night. Then several years ago my sweet friend Anne and her husband announced they were starting dancing lessons so they could dance 'properly'. Even Anne's Mum and Dad joined.
This sounded great to me so I talked my husband into going too. A wonderful Tuesday night treat and social evening and over the next year or two we took examinations.
I surprised myself by attaining Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in Ballroom and Latin American dancing and one year I held a Silver cup for highest marks in Latin American.
Oh to be able to do that now but at least I did it. I have the memories and the certificates and medals to prove it even though now it seems a far off dream, another time, another life almost.
A few years later my lovely friend Anne lost her only daughter. And hardly a whisper later she found she had Cancer. It was so hard losing her.........
The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have given me
new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth.