Five Minute Friday — Blue

It’s Five Minute Friday time. A couple of hundred of us get together at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2015/05/28/five-minute-friday-blue-plus-a-special-video-message-from-the-fmf-retreat-planning-committee/)and write for five minutes on a specific prompt. It’s an exercise that keeps us sharp and broadens of network. And — for the most part — it’s fun!

So, we’ll clean the slate and get ready to pen some words on this week’s prompt — BLUE. The timer is set, so let’s GO

Ironically, the thought came to me before the prompt was posted. Last night, following a meeting that ended about dusk, I looked up at the darkening blue sky. It was still light enough to see the blue hues, but dark enough to see the moon and a few twinkling bright stars. An hour later, the blue would turn to black dotted with seemingly thousands of twinkling lights.

This morning in the gazebo, I couldn’t help but notice the blue sky. To my right, the bright blue was unobstructed except for a disintegrating contrail. To the left, the sky was more of a powder blue, muted through thin high white clouds.

And of course, there is the ocean. From a distance it looks like an expanse of blue stretching to the horizon. As … STOP

… the waves roll closer to shore, however, the breakers generally turn a bluish green with majestic whitecaps.

That’s how it is with colors — a kaleidoscope of hues. That’s how it is with our lives. From a distance things may look tranquil, but as our lives unfold, we “see” what is churning beneath as our waves break.

The key is to look at the whole spectrum.

Well, that’s what this pea brain come up with this week.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

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About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. E Wright says:

    Thanks for the wisdom you shared in your post. It is true that we can develop tunnel vision, focusing only on the immediate, especially when the immediate in our lives is difficult. I appreciate the reminder that our lives are comprised of more than we are experiencing in any given season. Visiting from FMF.

  2. Katy says:

    So i was just reading along enjoying your post and then this stopped me dead in my tracks: “THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.” Nothing like a timely reminder! Thanks for that. Stopping by from FMF ~Katy

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