Five Minute Friday: Welcome

It’s time for a quick little writing prompt called Five Minute Friday from the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker. Five Minute Friday is a timed, five minute free-write. No need to worry about grammar, punctuation, or flow. Just thoughts being typed away for five minutes flat with a one-word prompt such as:

Welcome.

GO!

Welcome is the newborn baby, so pink and wrinkled and new.

Welcome feels like coming home after a long workday is through.

Welcome is two open arms extended out to you.

Welcome is the lights left on until you come home too.

Welcome is a dog that runs, and jumps and wags her tail, so happy to see you.

Welcome is a brightly-colored school awaiting children who grow, and learn, and do.

With open hearts, we welcome strangers into our world. They deserve love too.

STOP!

Sorry for the rhyming, folks. It’s just what came out of this old noggin today. Welcome to the inner workings of my mind!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Five Minute Friday: Graceful

I’m gearing up for an eventful weekend… My big boy’s soccer game, and then a CF Parents’ Night Out event where my hubby and I will leave the boys with grandma and grandpa (and aunt too… It takes a village…) so that we can learn more about this complex disease that my baby boy has.

Therefore, I only have a few minutes today, but I still feel the urge to write, so I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for a five-minute writing prompt! I love these. It really lets the creative juices just flow. Give it a try if you’d like!

Today’s prompt is: Graceful.

GO!

I’ve always thought of grace as being something for dancers. Or models. Women with poise and beauty. Grace and beauty goes hand in hand. And then there is the kind of grace that comes from the inside. The grace that God gives us to be kind and courteous to our neighbors. The graceful love to show their gracefulness to others and be free. Graceful is saying grace and giving thanks for the things we have. Or maybe that’s grateful… But I feel that they go hand in hand. You can’t be grateful and be rude at the same time. To have grace means to shower others with that gift. I want to be graceful, but I would rather have grace with my family and neighbors than to be a swan-like ballerina. That kind of grace is beautiful and a great gift to have, but God gives us HIS grace so that we can well it up inside of ourselves and let it outpour onto others. That’s the kind of grace I like to have. We say grace each night at dinner, and though I still stumble over my words, the grace is there in my heart. And for that, I am grateful. Give grace and glory to God, and he will give it right back to you. You deserve it.

STOP.

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy the weekend with your loved ones and God bless. 🙂