Five Minute Friday … Remember

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word.

The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

There are a couple hundred bloggers who pause to post on the prompt word of the week. It’s fun getting the prompt, thinking about it for a couple of minutes and getting to work producing something readable (you hope) in just five minutes. You should link over and read some of the posts. They don’t disappoint.

The prompt this week is REMEMBER.

Here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

It seems all I ever do is remember. At my age, there’s more to remember than dream. I thought I would approach this week a little differently.

Remember … where our strength comes from.
Remember … God is always God, whether we believe it or not.
Remember … the good things in life.
Remember … happy memories.
Remember … to respect all people.
Remember … to follow the 10 Commandments and the Golden Rule.
Remember … the “good old days” even if they weren’t always all that good.
Remember … the past, but focus on the present.
Remember … everybody has feelings.
Remember … to include as many people as possible in your circle of friends, but single out a few very special ones who you know will be there through thick and thin.
Remember … your first love, your first car, your first — firsts.
Remember … to say “I love you” out loud and often.
Remember … to take time out for yourself.
Remember … to laugh — at life and yourself, but not others.
Remember … to live until your last breath. Life goes by so quickly.


I could have gone on for a lot more than five minutes!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The purpose of accumulating knowledge is to use that knowledge to think.

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12 Responses to Five Minute Friday … Remember

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hopping over from From Minute Friday! Great list of things to remember! All very true!


  2. So glad i didn’t get to posting earlier in my day – otherwise i’d have never popped over and seen what you’ve shared to day.

    thank you for sharing the wisdom you’ve collected – i loved the reminder to laugh at life and yourself… but not others. wise words!


  3. shortybear says:

    Much wisdom here, bless you.


  4. Thankful to be here from FMF. I love your list of remembrances!!! Thanks for sharing.


  5. beingwovenzephaniah317 says:

    Good to remember so much and to praise the One Who gives us every good gift. Thanks for visiting my site and deciding to follow. I have been sporadic of late due to much, but hope to be back with more consistency. Caring through Christ, ~ linda @ Being Woven


    • Trying to connect with other Christian bloggers. Five Minute Friday and Fellowship of Christian Bloggers are two good stops. Blessing this Easter season. Because He lives we can face each tomorrow.


  6. cuoreq says:

    Thx! Feels like you’re a spiritual father with me this part of the journey. Am gleaning more wisdom as I come back to your blog. Thx for remnders to remember the God-stuff! 🙂


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