Five Minute Friday — Focus

Okay, between fighting a head cold and facing the trip from Maine to New York, I haven’t been in the mood to sit down and write … even for Five Minute Friday on Saturday. But, as they say, the show must go on, so here’s my latest installment for my friends both here and at Kate’s place ( . you can learn more about Five Minute Friday at Kate’s place as well.

The prompt is FOCUS … which is kind of funny since my focus today is tempered with antihistamines. But, the timer is set so who knows what will come out. GO

I don’t always have a hard time keeping things in focus. For example, I can put all my uninterrupted attention on … uh … well, I’ll get back to that.

Seriously, I am not a very focused person. I’m not a scatterbrain, but it seems whenever I tackle a job, my mind sort of wanders in all different directions. Oh, a butterfly. Look, the sun just peeked from behind the clouds.

Get the picture?

Even my faith walk is sometimes less than structured. I do have a prayer routine — quiet time — but I’m sure the Lord sometimes shakes His head as I meander through. Why did … ? How come …? I wonder if …

I somewhat envy those people who can tackle a task and stick to it. They’re remarkable. My wife was like that — when she got into the zone, there was no stopping her. I never find that “zone” … at least not directly. I kind of zig zag from point A to point B with a lot of diversions — and sometimes unexpected surprises… STOP

…are discovered.

To be honest, I’m glad God wired me that way. Life would be boring if we just plotted from point A to point B without taking in the sights and sounds and thoughts and surprises along the way. Oh look, the mailman just pulled into the driveway.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: When you want the world to change, lead by example, and others are sure to follow.

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

  1. Christy says:

    Interesting that a bunch of us bloggers have trouble with focus, lol. I think it’s that artsy personality. Parked behind you in the 98 spot at FMF today


  2. I think almost every blog I’ve read this week mentions trouble with focus, so I’m pretty sure it’s a big issue. I start out with the greatest of intentions then fall apart at the seams. Thank goodness for God’s grace. Have a blessed weekend.

    ~#8 on linkup


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