Five Minute Friday — New

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 why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. She has since handed the reins over to Kate Motaung with the project drawing hundred of writers congregating at her place for a words flash mob (

This week’s prompt is NEW. The time for this week’s writing task at hand. The timer is set and the clock starts NOW.

I was sitting in the gazebo this morning pondering the prompt and watching the birds flutter in the bushes and the squirrels scamper around with nuts in their mouths. Overhead I could hear a flock of geese preparing for their trip south. And I thought, new? This is old. This is the end of the season.

A bird flew through the gazebo, then another taking a short cut very close to my ear on the way to the bushes. And it struck me. It’s all part of nature. The end of summer is the beginning of fall. The “old” routines were being replaced by “new” routines.

And it’s true in all facets of our lives. As things end — get old — new things emerge. Like words in a book, when you finish one chapter and turn the page, you start anew with a new chapter, a continuation of the story.

It’s … STOP

… that way with our lives. Each old day fades into a new day … with new opportunities, new challenges, new possibilities.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Focus on living your life and let the opinions of others be what they are.

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

  1. Hello! I stopped by from #FMFparty. It’s great to see a guy participating. I love the thought that the end of the old is the beginning of the new. That is such a great thought! Blessings to you!


  2. Leigh Lusito says:

    Very thought provoking. I thought of new packages and how if it is not what we expect, we can miss out. We each have to be willing to let the old pass away before something new can emerge and we are ready for that, no matter what form it takes.


  3. Patty says:

    Sometimes, it is too easy to let the opinions of others get in the way of what and who we really are. We judge ourselves by comparing ourselves to others. What we really need to do is judge the person we are today, compared to who we were yesterday. We have to let go of the old before we can ever embrace the new.


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