So here it is, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a one-word prompt, we write on it for 5 minutes. No extreme editing, no rethinking, no backtracking. Then we go back and encourage someone that posted before us by reading and commenting on their post. Today’s word is: Change
Ready, set, write! (Yes, I actually do set myself a timer)
Change is inevitable. We can’t stop the change. Each second, each minute something about our universe has changed. And we can never go back to the way it was. But, oh, how we try. We cling to “what used to be” even when the final shreds of hope disintegrate in our hands into nothingness. We can try and fight it, or stubbornly sit on our rear-ends, but no matter how hard we try, things are never going to be the same again.
We CAN embrace the change in it’s inevitability. We can choose to go along for the journey and see where change takes us. We can choose the path of destiny and fulfillment. Hope lies not in the palm of tightly gripped hand, but in the freely thrown up palm reaching for the heavens in an accepting gesture. We can instead hold on to the steady rock that keeps us safe in the darkest nights, in the fiercest storms, in the lowest valleys. We can hold fast to the knowledge that change brings healing, hope, a future, a peace that we have never experienced before. Lessons are learned when we embrace change. Loss is part of life. Hope is part of heaven.
So there you have it. Enjoy!
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Today is Friday. Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker (a.k.a The Gypsy Mama), hosts a writing party at her site. She calls it a writing “flash mob.” She gives us a one-word prompt. We write about that word for five minutes straight. Without editing. Without backtracking. Without worrying. The only other rule is to and encourage other Five Minute Friday writers. So here goes….
Today’s word is Risk
Every step a person can make towards a better day, a better week, a better life is worth the risk. Risk will always be part of the equation to do something new. I risk my perceived happiness. I risk being uncomfortable. I risk pain. I risk embarrassment at my failures. I risk losing people in my life. But, the risk is worth it if it means that I will be free from the chains of my past. Able to do the things I was meant to do. Able to walk through life unfettered. Able to genuinely smile and say “I’m doing okay”. Able to move to the mountains I was meant to move. Falling down when I take a risk is okay. It’s part of the process. It’s part of life. It’s not the end of the world. It’s not the final sentence in the story. It’s not death. It’s just a moment in time. It’s just a temporary setback. It’s just a risk.
See you on Monday!