Saturday, March 28, 2015

BREAK- My Five Minute Friday

This week's prompt is "break". I am anxious to see what other people have posted at, but first I will share my own musings.

Busyness needs a
Rest from
Everything and
All that is normal, to
Kindle the flame within

We all keep some kind of routine. With some recent health issues, it was time to BREAK away from my normal to get rejuvenated and healed. It's hard to do that, but if we don't, how much worse will we be? We can end up breaking down sooner or later if we don't take the BREAKS we need when we need them. Life is a marathon and yet with our jobs and anything else in life we can be required to sprint almost daily.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Real- Five Minute Friday

It's that time to write for five minutes again for FMF and this week's prompt is "real". I scribbled out a few musings after a long day at the end of the week, so here they are.

Real tired 

Real glad for extra time to finish or rather start on big projects

Real fed up with the fast pace of the rat race


What else can I say?

Everything is true that is true

Some things appear to be real that are not 

God grant the wisdom to know which is which

What's the real difference ?

What is most important ?

Who and what is the real deal?

I know I can't be anyone or anything else but the real me- honest and frank 


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Plan-Five Minute Friday

I woke up very early today and couldn't sleep so here I am attacking the new word for the week.  Plan. I couldn't help, but snicker when I first read it because it has been more difficult for me to come up with a plan for the future.  In five minutes, here are my musings on this week's prompt.

The best made plans of mice and men oft go awry.      

People set a purpose
Liking it to
Always flow
Nicely, nothing going wrong, but life has a way of turning our plans upside down

I love it when a plan comes together. I love it when there's an even ebb and flow, but oh, how circumstances have been crazy lately.  As a teacher I learned years ago to always write my plans for the week in pencil because with kids, things usually need to be tweaked somewhere along the way.  What happens in our lives though when our goals or even desires don't come to pass in the way or time we thought they would?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

GATHER- Five Minute Friday

I decided to go back to the acrostic for this week's word "gather". Here are my thoughts on this sunny, but brisk and chilly Saturday.

Getting everyone

Around a

Table to feast

Having an


Retreat from life's pressures

Gather around the welcome table in heaven we will.  Until then there is something about coming together with family, loved ones or friends to share the retreat from life's stresses and woes, that we all need.  I wish there was more time for it. I wish I had a family of my own to enjoy with.  Extended family is a blessing, but there is no flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone to partake with.  I am thankful for the loved ones I do have though.


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Thursday, March 5, 2015


Winter winds whistling

March marching mayhem in

Sunshine sparingly shining

Clouds consistently covering me

Lions looking and loving to leap

Lambs laying low and longing

Spring still silently sleeping

People praying," "Please, oh, please!

Winter white won't you leave?

Spring, spring forth, shine joyfully!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Visit- Five Minute Friday

I have taken a break from the typical acrostics I have been doing and just went with a free write.  This week's prompt from Five Minute Friday is "visit".

Visit. What would I see if I could step in from the outside to visit with me?  Would I want to? Would I leave refreshed or frustrated by everything?  I wonder what it's like for others when I complain or vent out of my own frustration and needs.  I don't know how often they see or feel what it's like for me.  A brief moment, a visit over a hot cup of tea can be enlightening, refreshing like a warm summer's breeze, but today would you want to visit with me?


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Open- Five Minute Friday

I decided to venture outside my routine acrostic and just write whatever came to mind. Once I got going, more thoughts kept coming and coming, but I only had five minutes. Perhaps I will post some other thoughts on this week's prompt later.  To begin with though, this is what flowed the first time.

Open up wide

Explore, anticipate

Open yourself to bliss or pain

Imagine the possibilities and come alive

Like Pollyanna's glasses on, look out and see what may and could be

But know, when you open your eyes and doors,

it may or may not be, what you want to see

Life can afford us possibilities

we never dreamed of

What can and will I do with them?

A knock on the door

stranger, intruder, family or friend?

What choice will I make? What and who will I hear or see?



Hmm, I just noticed that my verses vacillate between long and short, kind of how I do with tough decisions. 

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