Five Minute Friday — View

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.

This week’s prompt is VIEW

The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now}

It’s amazing how your views evolve. Growing up in the 60s, we knew our parents didn’t know about the pressures we faced. Technology was so advanced back then, not like the dark ages of the 30s and 40s.

Then you get married and start having children of your own. Through the 80s and 90s we were told over and over how we didn’t understand the pressures our kids faced. Even today, our kids’ kids keep pointing out technology is so advanced — with added pressures — that their parents can’t possibly understand.

Along the way, our views are tempered. We realize our parents had pressures. We’ve seen first hand the pressure our kids faced and we — or at least I — don’t know how today’s youth cope with all the wanton nonsense going in the world and community.

We learned the world isn’t black and white but an ever-ending tapestry  of grays. And gray …STOP

isn’t a bad color.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Include in your ups and downs — getting up in the morning and getting down to work.

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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday — View

  1. Oh yes, I know the feeling of tempered views… And while I believe in absolute blacks and whites, I know that between them, there are many shades of gray. 🙂


  2. Thank you. I believe in absolute blacks and whites, too, but have learned to look at the grays as well. Blessings. Joe


  3. caramac54 says:

    Gray isn’t a bad color – absolutely!!


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