It’s Friday and I have so missed Five Minute Friday! So glad to be back in to it today. Stay tuned for all the details on how you can get in on the weekly fun!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day, the rat-race… the ordinary of life.
We run from one activity to the next to the next, hardly letting our feet touch the ground, until we finally drop into bed at the end of night and allow sleep to claim us.
We miss the beauty in the ordinary because we’ve forgotten to look for it.
I sit in the yard with my kids in summer and they marvel at everything. Everything is amazing. Butterflies, spider webs (cringe), ants, bubbles… I could go on.
How often do you drive to work while the sun rises? How often do you actually sit and look at a sunrise or sunset? The sun rises and the sun sets. It happens every day. Ordinary… but in the midst of that ‘ordinary’ is the extraordinary. The beauty. The sunrise could be blue. The sunset pink. They could be a single color… but they’re not. Instead the sky flares as though fire courses through the clouds hovering above. Colors soar, highlights ignite. Painted with a loving hand, the sight waits for us to just pay attention. To steal our breath away, if only for a moment.
We often get 5 feet of snow in the winter where I’m from. I don’t care for snow. Except the days when the snowflakes are huge and drift lazily, carelessly to the ground. I forget that there is so much beauty in the ‘ordinary’ of snow. Look at the above image. Take it in. Each and every pile of snow has countless numbers of these beauties.
I want to focus on seeing the beauty in the Ordinary.
So, here’s the scoop. Every friday, at the prompting of our fearless leader Lisa-Jo, we write for five minute on the word prompt she provides here.
We just write, without worrying that it’s just right. Unedited, unscripted, unpredictable.
It’s a fantastic challenge! Come join us!
I’d love to hear from you if you decide to join in! I’d love to be able to see what you have to say!
Also, stop by Prairie Fire Photography and see the awesome images that Craig Hilts has captured!! Click here!