50-year-old Jay Lavery of Sharon Springs, NY is my new muse.
Upon seeing this you’re probably like, “Ok, but how good are his moves, really?” Let me tell you they are good. Like, really good. So good, Lavery’s Facebook post where he dances to Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” has garnered over 7 million views. And what’s better, his only goal is inspire others to get up and move.
Lavery has been dealing with chronic back pain from a spinal injury for the past 15 years. But, he’s found that getting down in his barn helps him not only stay warm in the cold New York winter, it keeps the pain at bay:
Dancing along with yoga and meditation are my only alternatives to pain medication. So I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.