I'm "Dancing with the Stars!"

The man not only has amazing agility and grace, but his performance sparkled with fun that flew out from the screen.


I find it a little humorous that people react so strongly when the TV program "Dancing with the Stars" comes up in conversation.

Some openly declare they love to watch it, while others turn up their noses in disdain. I couldn't believe Susan Carlson's comment on her CBS morning show upon hearing that Donald Driver rolled around on the floor in jubilation when he was declared this season's winner.

As I recall, she said something like, " It's really only dancing, isn't it?"

Really? As a mother who drove her daughter to ballet lessons for nine years and is herself a devotee of excellence in dance, I strongly disagree. First of all, Driver, although he is a wide receiver on the Green Bay Packers, displays a natural bent for dance, a talent that came to fuller and fuller flower as time went by.

He danced a variety of styles in superb fashion, but he really came into his own in his exuberant country, down home program. The man not only has amazing agility and grace, but his performance sparkled with fun that flew out from the screen.

Upon delving into his background, I learned that family man Driver is also an author of children's books. The books' stories and illustrations are based on his current family life and are meant to amuse and inspire.

This talented man called a U-Haul truck home when he was growing up, and he is reaching out to share his positive views of achieving the American Dream.

In an earlier blog, someone cleverly joked that lots of today's problems would be solved if our youth would only stop using "like" as almost every other word in a sentence and pull their pants up. Driver lives out the truth that defying convention and speaking in muddled fashion need not be adopted to be successful.

Dancing with the Stars has declared a winner with a natural talent for entertainment and so far in his life is a living example of hope for the American dream. I personally love that he is open enough to roll around the floor in celebration of his big win.

This Packer wide receiver is a multi-talented artist! His dancing was infectious and gave us much needed smiles when he took the spotlight. Yea, Donald Driver! You are RAD!

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Arizonakidd May 25, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Although I didn't personally have time to watch the program, I'm still a fan of a great rags to riches success story. I also enjoy a good celebration especially by a successful athlete who reaches out in other aspects of life to inspire the rest of us! Thanks for articulating and converting the emotions of the TV program to print!
june luvisi May 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Yes, we can use more examples of fame and fortune coupled with family values. And this wide receiver surely can dance!
Jennifer May 27, 2012 at 03:29 AM
This was by far the most exciting season with Dancing with the Stars. It truly was infectious!
Susan Richardson May 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Love your blogs! And DWTS winner Donald Driver made the show more exciting this season with his infectious enthusiasm!


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