Arthur Tells His One Regret In Life by Chrissie Anderson Peters
Never stop dancing. No matter what happens, no matter who says to, no matter what they threaten to do or not do, don’t ever stop dancing.
Don’t ever let anyone make the big decisions for you. Don’t let anyone tell you that what your heart finds pleasure in is unimportant. Don’t let yourself be bossed out of what brings you the most joy in life.
Don’t ever let your head overrule your heart. You will never find peace in those actions. You will try to find acceptance for the rest of your life. You will only find contempt because you let yourself be talked out of that one thing you truly loved.
Don’t ever believe that another person can provide your happiness. You find that on your own.
Don’t build up all your dreams on something that isn’t true. If your heart isn’t truly in it, then that is not what you’re meant to do.
If someone promises to love you forever, but puts conditions on it, like you can’t go dancing anymore, knowing that’s what you love to do, then walk away – walk away fast, and while you can.
Because if you stop dancing, you’ll look your whole life for something to take its place. And you’ll wake up one day and be ninety years old and realize what you have missed.
And you’ll take a deep breath, girl, and know that you messed up in that one moment when you looked them in the eye and said, “I do,” when you knew that you shouldn’t, and that really, you didn’t.
I see it in you: a need, a love, a yearning so big.