Five Minute Friday — Enjoy

What a busy time! But I still had to carve out five minutes to join with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew for this week’s exercise in timed, keyword-driven writing.  The word this week is ENJOY.

After the exercise, I’ll join my multi-talented sisters and brothers at Kate’s place ( to share, encourage and gain new perspectives on the prompt word. It’s really a blast … and it is so simple to do. Just let the words jettison from the recesses of your mind through the fingers and onto the screen. We would love to have you join us!

The timer has been set, so I guess it’s time to GO …

Let’s face it, most days are pretty, well, ordinary. We get up, go through whatever routine we have, work, {or in many of my friends’ cases, do laundry, cook, clean and wipe up after toddlers}. It’s all pretty unspectacular.

There are moments that stand out. They’re etched in our memory bank, never to be forgotten and to be re-lived at just the right moment down the road. You know, those vacations, that special trip, the anniversaries and birthdays, life’s milestones.

But for the rest of the time, it’s pretty ordinary. But that doesn’t mean those times have to be unenjoyable.

It took me awhile to realize it — and perhaps I never said it enough — but it was the little, unexpected incidents that made the whole day enjoyable. I mean, little … like stopping my wife mid-step to give her a kiss or catching her with a basketful of laundry and twirling her around the floor or just reaching over while watching television and holding her hand … STOP

… And it was reciprocal. I can’t tell you the number of times I “found” a little “I Love You” note among the bills or mail or how she would spontaneously massage my neck in the office or surprise me with a freshly baked muffin and cup of coffee in the middle of the afternoon or stopped me mid-step and stared at me nose-to-nose until blurting out “Made you blink” followed by a quick kiss.

Those exceptionable, spontaneous moments set or changed the tone of the ordinary day. And I can’t tell you how enjoyable those moments became.

Enjoy the ordinary … they often become extraordinary moments that are even more enjoyable.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: All of your days have already been written in God’s book. When you go through a disappointment, don’t stop on that page. Stay the course. Keep believing. You may be tired, discouraged and frustrated, but don’t give up on your future. Our God is faithful

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Mother Willow says:

    Such moments to be cherished and remain with us forever in our hearts. Wonderful write.


  2. It sounds like you had a fun marriage! I aspire to that kind of love one day. Thank you for sharing such sweet memories. It is a blessing during the rough season of life I have been walking through to know that true love really does exist in this world.


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