Friday, August 11, 2017

Place-Five Minute Friday

For those who don't know, Five Minute Friday is an online community where many of us gather together to read and respond to the one word prompt Kate Montaug gives us weekly. We write as much as we can, unedited for five minutes flat, post it and then respond to other's writing as well.

I continue to look forward and enjoy this time each week. It has kept me writing and encouraged me in so many other ways. This week our prompt is........


place.....

I've traveled to new places this year.

I've taken new hikes.

I've seen I need new places to visit.

It keeps me enjoying life.

This morning though I thought of an action instead of a place.

I thought of how gently we can place things instead of tossing any old way.

I helped clean garlic. A first time activity for me.

We were all instructed to not dump or toss them into the big bins we could see.

It made me think of how we take great care and should.

I clipped their tops, brushed off the dirt, and placed them carefully.

STOP

Philosophy of Alica Waters-Edible Schoolyard Academy

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Try-A Late Five Minute Friday

Try.......

"Try it, you might like it."

Well, I figured I would give Virginia Beach, an eight hour drive on my own, a go. Originally, my mom, Linda was supposed to travel with me to see our old time friends, Vic and Glo. Life happened and my mom found her PTO time being eaten up with trips to OT (occupational therapy), for an injury she suffered weeks ago.

So, I decided I would still go. I had never been there or driven that far on my own, but gave it a try. 

EMPOWERING!

God's grace went with me as I had very little sleep that week, but still did it, stopping every two hours for a short break.
Selfie before going over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! (17.5 miles long)

As I am approaching another birthday and a new year, I can see I need to try more new things. Who knows where it will lead me.

STOP



2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." (NASB)


Thank you to family and friends for their prayers for safe travels and also to my good friends, Vic and Glo for a fun and relaxing vacation while showing me around their new town!


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