Five Minute Friday — Turn

The weekly Five Minute Friday is upon us. It’s where a couple hundred bloggers link up to share their thoughts on a common prompt.  It’s always interesting to see what pops out of our collective minds in just five minutes.

This week’s prompt is TURN. The timer is set, so let’s GO

Every new year at the newspaper, I write an editorial titled “It’s Time to Turn the Page.” The editorial typically runs the first Thursday of the new year and includes a recap of accomplishments and — sometimes — failures of the old year. Then, with the words, “It’s time to turn the page …” we look forward to the new year. We make a list of things we would like to accomplish in the new year. But it all boils down to reassessing where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Realistically, we don’t have to wait until the end of/beginning of the year to make that reassessment. We can — and should — be reassessing our lives … STOP

… more frequently. In fact, we should be reassessing our lives daily.

It’s the same principle. We look at our accomplishments and failures of the previous day and, with God’s help, start the new day with a clean slate.

We’re not going to be perfect. We’re going to fail. But we do have the chance to turn the page.

That’s it. Stop in at Kate’s place ( and see what’s on our minds.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are.

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17 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Turn

  1. What a great post! This thought especially resonated with me: “It’s the same principle. We look at our accomplishments and failures of the previous day and, with God’s help, start the new day with a clean slate.”

    As a mom of elementary aged boys, it’s easy to look back on yesterday and see only my failures. The idea of looking at the successes and . . . “less than successes” and to assess and determine how to handle certain situations better? Well spoken. And something this mama of boys is going to incorporate.

    Stopping over here as your FMF neighbor. 🙂


  2. Hopeannfaith says:

    Very good advise. I enjoyed your post.


  3. Hopeannfaith says:

    Oh! I added you to my 31 Bloggers series! =)


  4. Leigh Lusito says:

    Well said! We need to number our days and be more reflective each day!


  5. iwillbloom says:

    Love your post. Definitely agree with you that reflection should be a daily practice. Love your ‘thought to remember’. [Headed over from FMF and via hopeannfaith who added you to her ’31 bloggers’ series]


  6. dbp49 says:

    Great post my friend, we’ll read you soon. God bless.


  7. I hear you. I agree with you. If you know me at all, you know I find the good in every day. I practice attitude of gratitude like my life depends on it, because it does. I end every message with Treat yourself to joy every day! Because nobody else can do that for you.


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