So, a week ago I was thinking about joining 31 Days at The Nester’s. So far, I’m doing it. A post each day, 31 Days, in October. I’m super excited I’m actually doing it :-D! I’m going to post Five Minute Friday today without a picture, because I’m finally actually posting often.
Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
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? In the spirit of welcoming the 31 Dayers to join us, won’t you please give me your best five minutes on:
Go…. Let me encourage those of you with single parent friends – they are still mom’s/women just like you, with the same needs, aches, and hurts. Welcome them with open arms; they probably need a hug without a request at the end. Plan things just as women – when your husband is gone at work or on a trip; if needed, help set up childcare. At the end of the evening have them check in with you, it really feels good to have someone know exactly when you get home and you’re all settled in. Have your friend call/text when they get home. It gives the single mom courage to go into a dark, empty house after an evening of forgetting a hard reality. Even now, when ending a late night with friends we check in with each other when we each get home. I don’t need it now like I did then, but it still feels good, right, comforting. …Stop
For what it is worth – My 31 Days, day 5 will explain this post more.