Five Minute Friday — Tell

It’s time to carve out five minutes for some focused, yet free-flowing writing along with the crew at Five Minute Friday, a free write with no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write. {okay, we may clean it up a bit}

This week’s prompt is TELL. So, let’s get going. The timer is set and it is time to START

We all have a story to tell. It could be about our life, a particular incident, our likes and dislikes, even our faith walk.

We generally aren’t afraid to share the information in one on one situations, but often become reluctant when facing a larger crowd … or writing in a public settling like a blog.

But it’s important to share our experiences — verbally or in written form. That’s how our legacy continues.

I  am fortunate to come from a large Italian family with plenty of anecdotes. My dad filled me in on a lot of family history, most of it in his waning years. But I know very little about my mom’s family and heritage. And that’s sad.

And of course, a key part in this disclosure is our faith walk. We believers must tell the story — as we learned it, as we embraced it, as we live it. Others should be able … STOP

… to see  and hear that faith in action.

As they used to say after each episode of The Naked City, an action/crime/drama about the 65th Precinct in New York City in the ’50s and ’60s, “There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them.”

Tell your story. Pass it along.

Well, that’s what I came up with this week. Read what others have contributed at You won’t be disappointed.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Never lie about anything really important. The first lie will cause you to have to lie again and again to cover up the truth. And each time you’ll chip away an important piece of yourself.

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

  1. Lisa M says:

    I was just thinking last week about all the stories my mom has locked away that I will never learn. She never told them. And I probably didn’t ask enough. Another great post – and an especially great “Thought to Remember”!


    • Thank you. The same with my mom. Except for my aunt, no one is left on her side. I have names and birth and death dates, but truth be known I know absolutely nothing about my grandfather. He died before mom and dad got married and dad didn’t know much about him either. So sad.


  2. As the mother of 4,I think this was important to read. I don’t often think about being intentional in passing down family history. Thanks for sharing! Your five minute Friday neighbor, Jen 🙂


    • We’re all guilty of this but I’ve been trying to pass along not only my life story but my parents’ as well to my kids and grandkids. I think it’s important to not only know where you are but how you got here. It’s the best was to say I Love You and I Care.


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