Five Minute Friday — Care

It’s Friday and I admit, I came up empty on this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt. I thought about it most of the day and … nada, nothing, zilch. I just couldn’t connect with the word without sounding … well, fake or pretentious.

But as I was watching a movie, a thought came to me. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. The movie had nothing to do with the topic.

So, we’re throwing caution to the wind and developing hopefully a coherent five minute post on the prompt word CARE.

The timer is set, so let’s go …

When the kids were young, one of the crazes was Care Bears. Everyone had to have a Care Bear … including my brood.

care_bearsBut Karen, being the crafty one in the family, went one better. She designed and hand crafted her own Care Bears for the kids … blue for the boys, pink for the girls and a brown one for all of us. Only instead of the emblems designating them as Care Bears … she sewed special appliques on their bellies to personalize them. Each one of them had praying hands. When she gave them to the kids, she didn’t call the bears Care Bears … she called them Prayer Bears.

I honestly don’t know what happened to the stuffed bears. Through our many moves — and many puppies — I’m sure they were beaten, weathered and worn. But I hope the kids remember them.

They were crafted with love. …STOP

Prayer Bears … just another way Mom showed she cared.

Well, that’s what I came up with. I can’t wait to link up with the rest of the crew at Kate’s place ( to see what pearls they came up with. I’m sure they weren’t as perplexed as I was with this confounding word.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: God has supplied all my needs … perhaps not all my wants, but all my needs.

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

  1. I love that idea of “prayer bears” 🙂


  2. ssandrax says:

    I loved your post!! It reminded me when I was young ( for the Care Bears). But I honestly recognize about your mom’s care, great idea she had to change for Prayer Bears!!! Maybe I can do something like this with my kids


  3. Love this. I wrote about the Care Bears on my blog last year…. Loved those little guys!


  4. Lisa M says:

    What a wonderful idea. And a fun trip down memory lane…Care Bears! We’ve moved several times too…there’s no way to save everything – but I hope you happen upon one of those Prayer Bears some day. Love this story and your wife’s thoughtfulness and creativity.


  5. dbp49 says:

    That’s a pretty good five minutes if you ask me. Take care, or take prayer…either one works. Thanks for following, and God bless.


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