So I decided to try something new today.
It's Lisa-Jo's (aka Gypsy Mama) "5-minute Friday" challenge.
Here are the rules:
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..
That is something I don't always feel. It doesn't come easily or naturally for me. I can dress in a graceful manner. I put on the dresses and heels, the clothes that make me stand a little taller and feel good about myself, but it's the graceful heart that isn't quite...there yet.
It's easy to be graceful behind my words and my computer. I have an edit button to delete the snarkiness that sometimes bubbles up. Thank GOD for that edit button! Because there are times...okay a lot of times...when I don't want to give grace or be graceful. I want things my way. If only life had an edit button. Oh, the times I've needed that.
My family doesn't get to see the graceful in me near enough. I don't give them the graceful me...the best of me...sometimes. It's hard to be graceful when you're tired, isn't it? It's much easier when everything is going your way and seemingly perfect. But the minute life takes a sudden turn down that back alley of grimy, daily living... forget the graceful moments.
Whew! That was tougher than I thought it would be.
Do you ever just put the timer on and write?