Friday, March 1, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

Ordinary

For the first time, I am trying my hand at Five Minute Friday. It's five minutes of writing on one topic with no stopping and no editing, started by Lisa Jo at Gypsy Mama.  Today's topic is Ordinary.  Here I go!


Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

- See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2013/03/five-minute-friday-ordinary-2/#sthash.f8iTg45A.dpuf

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

- See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2013/03/five-minute-friday-ordinary-2/#sthash.f8iTg45A.dpuf
Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

- See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2013/03/five-minute-friday-ordinary-2/#sthash.f8iTg45A.dpuf
Lately, the ordinary-ness of my life has been getting me down a little bit.  Not that I was ever a mountain climbing, deep-sea-diving, crazy-stuff-doing sort of person.  It can just be hard sometimes when you wash the same dishes you did yesterday, and the same socks and the same floor, and how did so much dust accumulate under the table in just one day?  But I suppose that most people have a fairly "ordinary" life, and the some who don't would really, really love one if they could get it.  One thing that has been on my heart this week is some friends of a friend whose twins were born at 24 weeks.  Little Sam only lived a few days, and Lucy is just hanging on, day by day.  Not that I shouldn't complain about my life (okay, I shouldn't complain about my life), but also or maybe instead, I should embrace the fact that my complaints (which, let's be real, I could be better about keeping in my head) are so minor, so very, very ordinary.  My babies are well, my life is full, my floor is covered in crumbs because we have plenty of food to eat and I have a two-year-old who loves to eat and eat and eat.  So, today, as I try to let my petty gripes float away like helium balloons (that will hopefully not pop and get eaten by ducks) , I rejoice in the mundane, the ordinary.  And I pray for all of those who long with all their hearts for a life that could be called "just ordinary",

1 comment:

  1. I completely understand...when faced with pain and loss of a loved one it seems to throw one's life in a tailspin. For today, hug those sweeties and love them in the ordinary!

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