Friday, April 29, 2016

Pass- My Five Minute Friday

This past week was challenging for me. There was one particularly hard day for me at work. Few noticed that something was bothering me except one student. When I opened the door to a classroom to walk in, he turned his head to see who it was and saw something in my face or eyes that caused him to ask, "Are you Ok?"  He noticed and he took the time to ask and show he was concerned. I was blessed by the small gesture and it taught me a lesson.  

Here is what I came up with for today's prompt.

Did you pass?

Is it really that cut and dry?

You've made it this far.

And this feeling of uneasiness,

Being in the dark will pass.

But don't be consumed in this place

Don't miss or pass up an opportunity

While you're waiting, waiting to find out.

Make the most of every minute,

every second because time passes all too quickly.

You will never pass this way again on this day,

this season, this hour.

You will never know, until you pass into eternity,

what truly counted that you did and what will

pass away with the wood and stubble.


Thank you, V, for being sensitive and observant to people. Good and bad days will come and go, but caring about the people we see and pass by will remain etched in their minds. We will all one day leave our troubles behind, but can always bring friends along with us for the ride. Thank God for people who need people and care!

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  1. Beautiful thoughts. I relate to your experience (retired teacher). So many children to notice -- a good reminder to make each minute count. Visiting from FMF.

  2. Isn't it good to have people who care? that one moment can make our day. #64 of FMF.

  3. This is beautiful. It is so important to make the most of every moment and so true that we don't know sometimes how important the little things can be, like just taking time to notice someone. I love the example of your student noticing that something was bothering you. Visiting from FMF (#46)