[5-minute-friday: present]

[5-minute-friday: present]

Every once on a Friday, I join Lisa-Jo and a hundred or so other people in spending five minutes simply writing.

Timer is set, fingers are poised above the keys, my mind is ready.

Today’s challenge: present.


My life has been a whirlwind this week. It started a couple of weeks ago, but this Tuesday was a day I will keep in mind for a long time.

But that’s past.

“We yearn for tomorrow and the progress that it represents. But yesterday was once tomorrow, and where was progress in it? Or we yearn for yesterday, for what was or what might have been. But as we are yearning, the present is becoming the past, so the past is nothing but our yearning for second chances.”

Brother Odd, Dean Koontz

Focus on the present.

Life is incredibly awesome right now. I know that the elation will cease sometime, but at the moment, I don’t think of that. I enjoy every single minute of this life.

It’s not without its troubles and it’s not as if I suddenly woke up in Heaven and everything was picture-perfect. No. Far from it.

However, when you have someone with whom you can share the burdens, simply pray before sharing food together, and laugh about silly moments of our lives… it helps.

There’s no better time to give the present than the present.

I’ve been given a present, and I am enjoying it.


Your turn. (Or you can simply share in the comments about your present and if there is anything I can pray for you. I will be happy to do it.)

  • Miranda @ Sweet Mother of Blog

    How beautifully positive. A great place to find yourself.

    • Thanks, Miranda 🙂 It was a really really cool week.

  • How true, that having someone to share the burdens and the blessings of our moments with helps so much! And I love the quote. I’m ALWAYS feeling myself yearning for stuff that’s still tomorrow’s, and it is so annoying… Being more present is way-important for me to get good at. Just popping over from Five Minute Friday to say hello – it’s great to meet you!

    • Hey Shannon! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      Yes, Brother Odd is an incredible book, possibly my favorite from the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. I’m currently listening to the audiobook for the second time this year… (besides reading that book a couple of times the traditional paperback way)

      It IS annoying when you realize what your mind does that, isn’t it! On the other hand, when we know the problem, then we can do something about it 🙂

  • Denise Oldham

    Really enjoyed this.

    • I’m glad you stopped by, Denise 🙂 Welcome to my blog 🙂

  • Betty Draper

    Lots of good thoughts for a five minute read. Will have to check out this author, Brother Odd. Blessings

    • Betty – the author is Dean Koontz – and yeah, check out those series. The first book is called Odd Thomas.

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