Tonight I had a naked dance party with my toddler and my infant. This is an almost nightly event in our home. Tonight we danced to some Macklemore songs, including “And We Danced.” As I jumped around the room, I let everything go. I flung my body intensely and soaked in the moment. It was so epic that it occurred to me that if everyone danced naked every day (with full intensity in the moment), we would have significantly less mental and physical woes.

The other Macklemore song that we danced to was “Good Old Days.” It’s a beautiful song and I realized as I was listening to the lyrics that it’s basically a song about mindfulness, which is the concept of living in the present moment. I cried profusely, as I frequently do when I’m fully in the living, breathing, powerful here and now. And it was absolutely beautiful.

Here is a portion of the lyrics:

Never thought we’d get old, maybe we’re still young
Maybe we always look back and think it was better than it was
Maybe these are the moments
Maybe I’ve been missing what it’s about
Been scared of the future, thinking about the past
While missing out on now
We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud
And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile
I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around
I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now
Those good old days
You don’t know, what you’ve got
Till it goes, till it’s gone
You don’t know, what you’ve got
Till it goes, till it’s gone
I wish somebody would have told me babe
Some day, these will be the good old days
All the love you won’t forget
And all these reckless nights you won’t regret
Someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change
You’ll miss the magic of these good old days

And here is the music video. Have a listen if you haven’t before. Or even if you have. Bonus points if you dance naked to it.