[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.)

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