Five Minute Friday — Well

Here we are at the end of a busy week and the beginning of a beautiful weekend. But there is still some time to participate in Five Minute Friday.

Why?

Because it’s important to me … but you know that already. You also know the drill. We get a weekly prompt, let the words surge from our heart, soul and mind, post, link at Kate’s place (fiveminutefriday.com/) and scan through the incredible work of my fellow writers. And, as I always say, you should try it as well — both writing and contributing or at least visiting the sites of this talented crew.

I’ve also been sharing other takes on the value of the exercise, taken from snippets found in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. Here’s Crystal’s take.

“Five Minute Friday taught me the Internet is full of kind, gracious, funny women {yes, most of the contributors are women} who choose to cheer for one another instead of compete. The weekly discipline of writing gave me courage to share my story and the encouragement from the community made me brave enough to try again each week. It’s fellowship and friendship around the written word.”

So there. The prompt this week is WELL and the time is set for five minutes. Let’s GO…

We had an incident at last night’s Twitter party. Our moderator Kate, who has taken the summer off from Twitter, failed to supply a prompt. She finally posted this morning, but my immediate reaction before it  posted — and that  of others who know Kate — was one of concern for her well being. My first thought when I still didn’t see it posted this morning was to offer thoughts and prayers. It was that much out of character for Kate.

Fortunately, she explained the misstep — she was wrapped up in another project and forgot to schedule the tweet, compounded by a balky Internet later in the evening when she realized the omission — and all is well. But it reminds us to keep our antennae tuned to incidents out of the ordinary and immediately respond in prayer.

I have a well check routine every day, at the insistence of my family. Living hundreds of miles away, they need to know I’m okay, so each morning I share a Good Morning photo with them. Heaven help me if I’m a tad bit late.

We should all get in the habit of checking on the well being of our families and friends on a regular basis. And when you get that nudge something is amiss, go to prayer first — it’s always the first response — and contact as soon … STOP

as possible.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Make today count, setting the precedent for the days ahead … and voila … a significant week in the bag.

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9 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Well

  1. Good afternoon! Yes a great way to love others is checking on their well-being. I struggle and miss this step sometimes only to be led back by Jesus. Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Cindy says:

    I have learned to listen to that nagging little voice when it comes to checking on someone! Thanks for checking on Kate! You and I were on the same wave length this morning!

  3. Not much need to check on me,
    I live out here, pretty far
    upon the blistering lone prairie,
    and anyway, I’m DNR.
    I don’t want to be a burden,
    in hospital, and far from home,
    so I’m really very certain:
    let me die where buffalo roam.
    I figure I have run my time
    and did my best, while alive,
    so St. Paul’s at the finish line,
    waiting with a big high-five.
    When I die, don’t cry or moan;
    I’ll wait for you on the roads of Home.

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