Five Minute Friday — Reflect

Even by my standards, I confess to being late to the Five Minute Friday party … again. I peek at the prompt, read some of the contributions,  blink my eyes and … it’s Sunday afternoon!

Well, the prompt is REFLECT and this is the perfect time to do just that in this forum — with hundreds of my friends and colleagues at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2015/12/10/five-minute-friday-reflect-plus-a-year-end-survey/).

So, the timer is set for five minutes, so let’s GO

It almost went unnoticed, but I recently drafted my 500th post, In fact, this my 507th. Where has the time gone?

But it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the blog, look back at my intent and whether I have been successful or not is staying with my mission.

Overall, I think I have been true to my initial goal … to share my life and values through my words. I tried not to pontificate or proselytize, and I have shunned from commenting on too many topical events. After all, who needs another “opinion” from someone who doesn’t know all the facts.

But I have tried to lead by example … to let my life reflect my beliefs … to let my words be the wick for the light.  I think — no I hope — that has been the case.

I have learned through feedback … STOP

… it is the simple sentences that resonant the most. The “Thoughts” I conclude my posts with are short, to the point statements from others that touch the soul of readers.

The other thing that amazes me is the blog’s reach … all over the world — literally. Readers from countries I never heard of have read my words. I’ve had readers comment from all continents with different cultures and customs. That, my friends, is humbling. And it shows, at the heart, we all have similar joys and concerns, similar hopes and dreams, similar experiences. In short, we’re all in this together.

It has been a privilege sharing my life with you and having you share your lives with me. Hopefully, we’ll continue this relationship for another 500 posts.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse. — Philip Yancey

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About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Isn’t it sweet to see God’s faithfulness, even in something as seemingly insignificant as a blog? He is good! Congrats on the more-than-500 posts!

  2. ladycee says:

    Hello dear blogger,
    I popped by to thank you for granting me the honour of following my Purpose-driven Achiever blog. You are also a follower of my Women of Warfare blog.
    Congratulations on reaching a magnificent milestone (over 500 blog posts) – wow!
    I enjoyed reading your 5min prompt on reflection. I agree it is truly amazing that people from countries across the world are able to read one’s words.
    Keep writing and sharing your life wisdom. As a newbie blogger, I have some way before I get anywhere near 500 posts but I pray I will remain diligent and consistent, as you have.
    Have a blessed week! 🙂

    • Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I started the blogs a little over three years ago and never thought it would take on a life of its own. Of course, the FMF exercises add to the numbers. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Writing New Year.

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