Five Minute Friday — Begin

Well, it’s Friday. Time to join the hundreds over at Lisa Jo’s place for a Friday free for all writing frenzy for the final time.

You remember, each Friday we congregate at Lisa Jo’s place ( to throw in our two cents worth on a specific prompt word for the day. The only rules — keep it to five minutes and write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not for joy in the process no matter how messy the result. And make sure you visit your neighbor to lend some encouragement.

Next week, however, the rules will be the same, but we’ll be meeting up at Kate Motaung’s hangout (

This week’s word is BEGIN. The timer is set and off we go…

Where do I begin.

At the beginning, of course. No matter what the task, the first step is the beginning. Each day is a new beginning. Each moment gives us the chance to wipe the slate clean and start over.

It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday or last week or last month or last year. That’s history. It’s where you were. It doesn’t matter what you intend to do later or tomorrow or five years from now. Without taking that first step now — beginning — you are not going to get there.

That’s the beauty of life. We get the chance to remold our story as we move forward. But it all starts with that first step. It all starts with that beginning. STOP.

So, here’s to new beginnings … for Lisa Jo … for Kate … and for each and every one of us.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Crank the tunes when you have to clean the house. {a mantra from my wife}

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. I so enjoyed your post! Especially the thought you shared: ” We get the chance to remold our story as we move forward.” Such a great truth. One filled with hope and promise. And you’re right. If we’re to begin, we must move forward, not backward, and not staying in the exact same place. Take that first step now. Loved your post!


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