1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Won’t you please give me your best five minutes on:
Today’s 5MinFriday word:
Look – what do you see? Do you see the whole picture in front of you?
When you take a walk, do you see just the path and trees or houses along the side? OR do you see all the plants and leaves? I tend to see flowers, berries, the small things – but I’ll miss the new house being built.
Often we tell someone “I’ll look at it” – does this mean you’ll just look at it? OR do you stop read it, absorb it, think about what it means?
I find the more busy I am, the more rushed I feel, the more I get behind AND the more I look but don’t see.
I want to see. See what God has provided. What He has created.
I want to see my children. Their hearts. Them – each day. I want them to know I see them, not just look at (or past) them.
I am choosing to slow down, so I can LOOK and see that the Lord is good. It’s all there, I just have to look. Lately, I have been very guilty of looking, but not seeing. Kind of like hearing, but not listening. Just going through the motions, but not being present.
Story of the picture: This would be an example of my looking on a hike…. This purple flower is no taller than my pinkie finger is long, which is not even 2″; it was on a mountainside with a magnificent view! The bulk of my pictures from that hike? The tundra, flowers in the tundra, berries in the tundra, and the dew drops… A mountain taller than the bump you see in the picture below :-D.
Linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Come join us in writing for 5 Minutes.