Ready for this week’s Five Minute Friday adventure?
I know it’s being posted just after midnight Saturday, but the exercise was actually tackled Friday. But I had an anniversary message to attend to and I don’t like more than one post per day. I also knew I would be on the road Saturday, so writing it in Friday and holding it until the wee hours of Saturday seemed like a reasonable compromise.
Five Minute Friday is, of course, and exercise where about 100 of us in the FMF community come together to independently write on a one-word prompt — this week RUSH — post it, link it at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com then gather round to encourage and support our fellow Christian writers, each writing in their own unique style and genrs.
I’ve also been including snippets from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. They are a testament to the value of the exercise. This week, I’ll share some perspective from Cheryl, who I hope inspires you to check us out or, better yet, encourage you to try your hand at focused, unscripted writing for just five minutes. And share it on the website.
“FMF has been a source of encouragement for me. I have looked forward to Thursday nights and finding out the word for the day. [It’s released on the Five Minute Friday website and at a special #fmfparty Twitter party.] Once I have the word, I mull it iver thinking about what I could possibly write. More often than not, the word has been a per3spective changer giving me a chance to think bigger abut life and my current circumstances. Not only have I been encouraged by the words of the many other FMF writers as they comment on my writing. FMF is not just about linking my posts but about being part of something much bigger.”
Well, it time to start the timer, so let’s GO …
What’s your rush?
As we wander down the path of life, we often travel at breakneck speed. Everyone seems to be in a rush. We don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses — or talk to our neighbors — or just take time for ourselves. It’s go, go, go.
Rushing isn’t going to get us at our destination any faster. In fact, often rushing makes us later because we miss cues along the way.
Our daily lives need movement. We can’t stand still. But we don’t have to rush things. Everything has an appointed time and all is received in due time. I have an Expert’s word for it.
So again, I ask, what’s your rush?
And I answer, stop and smell the roses — take time to talk to your neighbors — take time for yourself.
When you look back, times rushes by faster than you think. At some point, all you will have is the memories. It would be a shame if you missed out on them because you rushed by them.
What’s your rush? … STOP
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: You’re God’s favorite.