Five Minute Friday — World

It’s Saturday … That means it’s time for Five Minute Friday. I know. I know. I don’t know my days. But I generally like going through the Friday exercise … even if I’m a little late on the trigger. I appreciate the words of my fellow writers at Kate’s place ( I hope you stop by there as well to see how many varied takes there are on a particular prompt … all written at breakneck speed and off the cuff {generally} for five minutes {more or less}. It’s truly an exercise to channel your thoughts quickly.

So, the time is set for the prompt WORLD so let’s GO

We typically think of the world as our world. Unless you are a world traveler, what goes on elsewhere around the globe just doesn’t seem to resonate with us. We’re concerned with our little, compact world … our needs … our desires … our problems … our successes … our failures.

But if you can step back and look at the great picture, you quickly realize needs, desires, problems, successes and failures go beyond our sphere. They affect every human being on the planet. And, if you connect the dots, you can see our needs, desires, problems, successes and failure affect others not only in our world but worldwide.

Now I know something I do or say will have little impact half a globe away, but I have learned through blogging my words are being read worldwide. Some from countries I’ve never even heard of have responded. My world influenced their world.

Of course, that’s largely because of social media, but in … STOP

… a sense our actions have an overlap. It starts with our circle of family and friends and ripples to their families and friends and so on. I am always amazed when I find my words being “found” by a long lost friend or relative, be it down the street, hundreds of miles away or halfway around the world.

We happen to be located in a particular spot in the world … but we are all connected. Welcome brothers and sisters.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — World

  1. Amy says:

    Good thoughts! Especially in the day where with such easy access to the whole world, what we do has such a greater impact. Thanks for sharing.
    Stopping by from FMF


  2. Marcy P. says:

    Wonderful thoughts! I especially appreciate it as I am one of those world-away people, I’m guessing. Joining you from FMF from GERMANY! It’s true… everything we do has an impact, like ripples across a lake…


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