Five Minute Friday — Here

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.

The prompt this week is HERE.

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

Stop. Look around. Listen to the sounds. It’s the present … here … now.

There are so many things we gloss over because we don’t take the time to take in the here and now. We’re too busy focusing on the past or planning for the future that we don’t hear the children laughing in the kitchen over breakfast, or the dogs getting ready for a day of play and protection or the sound of raindrops or the cars sloshing through the rain.

Look around. You’ll see the memories in the swatch of paint that didn’t quite cover the wall or how the picture on the wall miraculously shifted from “right on” to one or two degrees off center. You’ll remember when those memories were made.

Look around. You’ll see the extraordinary in the ordinary … the pieces of God’s puzzle we just take for granted. … STOP

Yesterday … Last hour … Five minutes ago … They are gone. Later … Tomorrow … Next Week … Next Year. They are yet to come. Here … Now. Treasure the moment.

Five minutes. It flees faster than you might think!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  One good head is worth more than a great many hands.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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12 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Here

  1. Lizzy says:

    Well said! Enjoyed this five minutes with you 🙂


  2. Sarah Bowers says:

    Your last line, “You’ll see the extraordinary in the ordinary … the pieces of God’s puzzle we just take for granted. …” resonates so deeply with me. There is so much beauty in the now, sometimes we just don’t take the time to see it.


  3. brhsteach says:

    I so enjoyed your thoughts for Five Minute Friday. I really liked your comment on being just an ordinary guy….


  4. shortybear says:

    Very well written.


  5. Susan says:

    I used to play a game with my kids when they were younger and we had a long drive to school every day. To keep them from being bored, I had them pick out one thing they liked that we passed every day (they had to pick something different each day) and tell me about it. It could be a house or a tree or a light pole or anything. It made them really look at their surroundings and became such a fun game, each of them trying to out-do the other. Your post reminded me of that; I hadn’t thought about that game for years. Thank you!


  6. Donna says:

    You did great! Your five minute quick grab of words have implanted words that will last a lifetime.


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