I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance

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by Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers
     
 

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Few songs have inspired a nation as did Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope you Dance." It affirms life and challenges you to live fully, joyously and with abandon. The companion book published in 2001 perfectly captured the message of the song and, with 1.7 million copies sold, became one of the best selling books of this decade. So much so that the book now stands alone and

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Few songs have inspired a nation as did Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope you Dance." It affirms life and challenges you to live fully, joyously and with abandon. The companion book published in 2001 perfectly captured the message of the song and, with 1.7 million copies sold, became one of the best selling books of this decade. So much so that the book now stands alone and the message of the book transcends the original market of people who loved the song. This new edition has a fresh new cover and a lower price and does not include the companion CD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418578527
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
572,377
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Mark D. Sanders is a songwriter and father and soccer coach who lives in Nashville with his wife, Cindy, and children. He's had #1 songs recorded by George Strait, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson and a slew of others.

Tia Sillers is a songwriter and a gardener who counts her parents among her best friends. When not writing, she follows her recording-artist husband around the globe. She's had hits with the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Pam Tillis, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack.

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I Hope You Dance with CD (Audio)


By Mark D. Sanders Rutledge Hill Press

Copyright © 2000 Mark D. Sanders
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781558538443



Chapter One

How many times have my wishes and my dreams and my prayers for you hidden beneath my breath?

How many times have I looked at you, heart in my throat, hands in my pockets, a smile on my face, just wanting to say ...

I HOPE YOU NEVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF WONDER

WHAT IS HOPE

What is hope? To want? To desire? To expect that what's envisioned may indeed happen? YES to all of the above. Is hope that gut feeling that it's worthholding out and hanging on for just a little longer? ABSOLUTELY. Is hope the core of the human condition? CERTAINLY. Can you have hope without faith and humility and wonder? THAT 'S TOUGH. Just the thought that there's something bigger, something truer, something totally surprising out there waiting for us is ... priceless.

What would you be without hope growing deep in your bones, thriving in every inch of you? NOTHING.

Hope takes never ceasing to be amazed ...

Wearing your soul on your sleeve ...

Holding your breath, waiting to hear "I love you, too ..."

Believing that tomorrow could be better than today ... that you'll get a second chance ... that you'll make a difference ... that you matter.

YOU GET YOUR FILL TO EAT BUT ALWAYS KEEP THAT HUNGER

Hunger is the wanting: to see more to feel more to touch more to crave, desire, search out, find, hold more. And sometimes hunger hurts more. But go on, go west, young man, young woman. Plow the land, plant the seeds, grow the food for the whole wide world.

MAY YOU NEVER TAKE ONE SINGLE BREATH FOR GRANTED

SO BREATH OUT AND BREATHE IN

(AND SOAK IT ALL UP)

GOD FORBID LOVE EVER LEAVE YOU EMPTY-HANDED

But if it does, may it leave you patient and stronger, willing and wiser, tender and tougher.

I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL

SMALL WHEN YOU STAND BESIDE THE OCEAN



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