Five Minute Friday — Rhythm

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task at hand is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker (http://lisajobaker.com/2013/06/five-minute-friday-rhythm/) 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 RHYTHM.

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

I don’t know why, but the first thought that came to mind from the prompt was the early 60s hit, Rhythm of the Rain by the Cascades. It wasn’t particularly a favorite of mine, although I did like the melody and even the lyrics during my “first love” years.

I think it resonated today, though, because I am in a nostalgic mood. As I wander down the final paths of life, I remember the early steps and decisions with clarity. And the rhythm of the rain — or the rhythm of nature in general — has such a deeper meaning for me. I enjoy — no, I always enjoyed — listening to the softly falling raindrops, the babbling brook, the ocean’s waves, the wind rustling through the trees.

When I was younger, I just enjoyed the sounds. Today, I enjoy them and realize where they come from. It’s a comfort to me … yesterday … today … and tomorrow. Thank God. STOP

Well, that’s it.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  The cost of living is the difference between your net income and your gross habits.

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7 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Rhythm

  1. LuAnne says:

    Oh, to read these words – “When I was younger, I just enjoyed the sounds. Today, I enjoy them and realize where they come from” – I wonder when last I took the time to listen to the rain? When last I stopped rushing and running and worrying about so very many things, and just stopped. To listen to the rain. To nature. To God.

    Visiting from Lisa-Jo’s, and so happy that you linked up just before me!

    ~Peace,
    LuAnne

  2. TamrahJo says:

    Nice! As always. And loved the quote! 🙂

  3. john says:

    ‘Perfectionism gets in the way….’ yes, but made me consider another ‘perfect.’

    ‘When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.’ I know One who is perfect, kind of puts me in my place right away.

    • The point Lisa is making with the exercise (five minute friday) is we often write, write, write trying to get things perfect rather than just letting the spirit flow. All that re-writing dilutes our message. I know One who is perfect, too. He spoke once and didn’t have to keep defending His words or actions.

      Thanks for the insight.

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