Five Minute Friday — Whisper

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

You remember, each Friday we congregate at Kate’s place ( to throw in our two cents worth on a specific prompt word for the day. The only rule — keep it to five minutes {or so} and write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. The joy is in the process no matter how messy the result.

This week’s word du jour is WHISPER. The timer is set and off we GO

We’ve all heard them. The A  personality who always speaks several octaves above normal. They somehow usually end up talking at you rather than to you.

We’ve all heard them. The quiet soul who always speaks softer than normal. It’s almost a whisper.

I don’t know about you, but I would rather converse with the whisperer. I feel I can have a legitimate conversation.

God speaks softly, almost in a whisper. Yeah, I know, sometimes He pounds us to get our attention, but when we turn our attention toward Him, He gently speaks in a whisper.

When you speak in a whisper, you have to concentrate on the conversation. You savor each word, rather than letting the loud voices crash, rattle and roll through the ears, into the mind and right back out.

Whispers are more pleasing. As you take in the words, they resonate in the mind.

What’s your style? … STOP

… Do you scream for attention? Or do you speak softly in a whisper?

As always, that five minutes went fast and needed a little boost!

That’s what popped into this pea brain this week. Pop over to Kate’s place to see what the others came up with.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: May you have love to share, health to spare and friends who care.


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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Whisper

  1. E Wright says:

    It is true that yells and screams can often create distance, whereas words spoken softly can grab my attention in ways loud speech does not. 🙂 Thanks for your post. Visiting from Five Minute Friday.

  2. Dave Seyer says:

    Hi Joe,
    Sorry for your loss last week, I didn’t want to do this as part of your post.
    What you typed was eloquent and special.
    I hope everyone is OK.
    God Bless,

    Sent from my iPad
    Dave Seyer
    SEM Products, Inc.
    Cell 973-951-6688

  3. Amber says:

    Thank you for linking up. I am not a whisperer but I do may best to quiet down and listen, I know that is much wisdom in a still small voice.

    • Nothing wrong with loud, booming voices. It’s the intent that matters. As long as you’re connected in conversation, it doesn’t matter what the octave level is. Good luck to man you share your life with. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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