And as always … On Fridays a bunch of brave writers gather here to all spend five collective minutes writing on a single prompt. It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week. This blessed, beautiful place where we open our hearts and let words and tears and the inner workings of our lives bleed and flow and dance across the virtual pages. Yes, this community opens wide and invites you in to share. Come and visit and read. You will be blessed.
This week: Fill
I’m so glad this Five Minute Friday comes at the end of this day. I’ve been blessed to have had a short day at work (so much so that I was positively giddy as I walked out the door – acting just like my daughter when she’s at her happiest and most excited). I was able to get back to the pool just as my girlie’s swim lessons were finishing up and surprised her with a little slurpee. We carried the fun further and had lunch at our favourite sushi bar – where the staff and chef know us by name and welcome us with hugs and special treats. More fun ensued at two used bookstores and the post office, and I get to end the day chatting online with the wonderful friends in this community before heading off to the kitchen to whip up some tasty bruschetta with toasty bread and cheese for my love and my girl.
And all of this reminds me of something I often forget in the midst of the hustle and bustle and quickfire scurry of my day.
I need to make time for joy.
It seems so simple to say, but I am not an optimist at heart and can so easily become mired in the worry and stress – allowing it to seep into the heart of my being and make me forget – if only for a moment that there is so much more than this plane of existence.
All of these things today – from the grin on my husband’s face as he picked me up; to the neon bright colours shooting into the cup at 7-11; to the tasty bits of rice and fish; to the delight of new-to-me books – reminds me that it’s the details that matter. And cliché or no, God is in the details.
He concerns himself with the very inner workings of our day and desires to walk with us and enable us to find our best selves as we pour ourselves out and allow Him to fill us.
He fills us with joy.
He fills us with peace.
He fills us with hope.
Take a moment to breathe – and allow Him to fill you with all of these things.
How to Join
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