Five Minute Friday — Intentional

Welcome to Five Minute Friday. The task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word from your mind and heart. Then, post and encourage others who have braved the exercise by linking up at Kate’s spot on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com. That’s the fun part!

To entice you to check us out, I’ve also been sharing some of the experiences my fellow writers have shared as chronicled in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. This week, I hope Gaby’s words inspire you to join our writing club.

“What I loved the most about FMF is that, even when my week was so crazy that I could not take time to write, I knew that on Friday I could devote just five minutes to put something out that would allow me to connect with other women {and men} who may have lives just as crazy as mine. It was something to look forward to each week and I could not wait for the prompt. It was amazing how often the prompt would be exactly what  I needed to write about that week to give me perspective and to center me. And reading other women’s {and men’s} takes on the same prompt helped me to see how God was working differently yet just as faithfully in other people’s lives.”

So, the timer is set for five minutes . The word for the week this week is INTENTIONAL … so here goes. {clock starts now}

When I first thought about the prompt, I mused, “Not me.” I react. I don’t generally do things intentionally.

Then I thought about it a little more. Yes, I am spontaneous. Yes, I do react. Yes, I do procrastinate {it’s amazing this is on Friday}. But I also have some routines I follow … intentionally. The procrastination bug may delay responses sometimes, but if I don’t do my “thing” daily and weekly, I’m at a loss.

I intentionally message my family each morning with a “Good Morning” to let them know I made it to another day and kick off a conversation for the day.

I intentionally make a pot of coffee I nurse throughout the day.

I intentionally spend time reading and studying the Bible. Hopefully, I get something out of the respective passage to carry me through the day. At worse, it tempers my attitude to look forward with confidence.

I intentionally share some words of encouragement with my Facebook friends, usually using a point I gleaned from Ron Hutchcraft or the amazing contributors to Five Minute Friday: A Collection of … STOP

Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat.

I intentionally post a visual thought for the day, additional words of encouragement and a whimsical look at the “Celebration of the Day”.

I intentionally send an inspirational quote and graphic to family and friends, sometime whimsical and sometimes more motivational.

Each week, I intentionally share some words for the week, forcing me to remember my friends and family in intentional prayer.

Each week, I share some midweek mirth to keep things light.

Each week, I peck away for five minutes {or so} on my Five  Minute Friday assignment.

Yeah. Looking back, I might be more intentional than even I thought.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: It takes years to become an overnight success.

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Love it. Sounds like me. I do many things in a day and they do have a purpose. I’ve tried schedules but find that if I pick 5 things to do I usually get them done even with interruptions which are frequent.
    Blessings
    Janis
    #68 because of those distractions

  2. I think we all do things intentionally more than we know. It becomes a habit or routine. Sounds like you have a few good ones. #24 this week.

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