As we had entered the dance, earlier that nigh, there was a decent size group of people. Most people were dancing, but a few were sitting. Not being too familiar with the location and the people there, a couple of us decided to observe for a little while. As we observed, we did not find too much success with getting to know many new people, so we jumped right into the dance floor. We started having a lot of fun! After a while, with sweat running down our faces, we decided to take a break. We took a seat and waited to see if anyone would ask us to dance. A guy after another passed and nothing happened, so we decided to go back dancing. After a while a couple of guys approached us and we danced with them for a while. Although you would have expected it to go really well, it wasn't all that great. It felt unfamiliar and uneasy. After that, although we were not closed to the option to dance with others, we simply stayed together as a group of friends.
By the end we were exhausted because of how much we had danced. We had had a lot of fun! We all went home satisfied that we had gotten to see how we were doing and got a good work out. Altogether, we realized that the circumstances that we are in could only affect our personal enjoyment as much if we allowed it to.We are the ones that ultimately decide how we will react.
Not too long ago, I came across this quote by Thomas S. Monson, "History swings on small hinges--and so will your life." In any situation that we might find ourselves, we can make make choices-even the smallest of choices, that will not only lead to temporary enjoyment, but to long, lasting happiness. The choice is really ours, because life is what we make of it.