October 2nd: five minute friday {31 day writing challenge}

Today’s word prompt is: Five Minute Friday, which I know is actually three words.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all, like children, need reassurance.

Not a bad thing.

Five minute Friday gave me reassurance.

Reassurance that it is okay, to not be okay.

Reassurance that while I may not fit snugly in with those around me, I somehow feel nestled in with this group. URL addresses on screens being the only connecting tissue.

The thing is, fitting in is a lot like camouflage. Blend in with your immediate surroundings to stay safe, to survive even.

 The lovely summer months produce a monochromatic blanket of green ribboned through on every high tree.  The sameness is nice.  So nice you don’t even notice it.

When I read what other souls have authentically cast out, like bread upon the many waters, I see varying shades of color.  It pops out and grabs you, and makes you wince at the same time, because usually it comes from something that caused pain. Each five minute friday offering does not end the story in the pain, or disappointment, or the why? Each offering, and I try to do the same, ends in:

Hope.

Not that the universe may eventually shift its luck back on us.

Not on ourselves pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

But in Him.

He already has walked this road before us as a Man, and is right besides us as God now.

And we fill up with sanguine crimson color.

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Cheers.

Day 2 of Five Minutes Friday’s 31 Day Writing Challenge.

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2 thoughts on “October 2nd: five minute friday {31 day writing challenge}

  1. Love ALL of this. Thanks for being Dad feeding me encouragement this morning “He already has walked this road before us as a Man, and is right besides us as God now.”
    *And I read what you wrote about being called to write….and reading something, feeling drunk, throwing up…going back for another hit….wow, bless you. I totally relate. And I would say, He’s loving/fighting for/reaching out to/encouraging each of us, through each of us….
    Hug from Holland,

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