It’s Friday, and I’ve thought a lot about the community over at Lisa Jo’s this week. I missed last Friday, just had no energy to write and I really missed y’all. So this week I was thinking what this community means to me and lo and behold the word prompt was join.
So here you go, a tribute to the Five Minute Community over at The Gypsy Mama. If you haven’t joined, now is the time.
Five minutes, no over thinking, no editing, just let your soul free and words fly. Then link back and visit everyone else, you won’t be sorry.
This weeks prompt is JOIN
You are my girls. My circle of quiet, when the world stops and I sit with my soul and we share words and minutes and story. You open the page and type out your heart and I get that. I receive it like a gift and offer you mine.
And some weeks it’s messy and all is grace, and we gather and pour mercy over wounds and pain and doubt. We offer friendship, vowing to lift in prayer and sit still beside your hurting place, letting you know you are not alone.
And some weeks, it’s laughter bubbling up from the pit of our tired weeks and we shake our heads because we know Vaseline covered babies, and how one second distracted can mean hours of clean up and what gets out sharpie from cabinets anyways, and how fast they grow, reaching up from candle to candle a flicker on that birthday cake. And the mom lines, the corners where the wrinkles are beginning to form, or have formed or will are badges of a life lived with laughter because really isn’t it all easier when we can laugh?
And some weeks, it’s depth and wisdom. Revelation and relevance to that place and path we find ourselves on, and the words lift us up where we can see, not just our steps along the way but those so clearly ahead of us. And we link arms and walk together and we know community.
And some weeks, it’s gibberish, and the five minutes come and go and we feel that nothing relevant written. No profound depth probed or encouragement tapped into and we wonder if the link is worth it. Our voice, our story. We wonder if we should even bother.
And that is when I love you most. Because you showed up, and linked up, and joined in and I say that is always the first step to being the real. And we all need real.
You are my community, my five minutes every Friday. You are the voices I look for throughout the week and the ones who join me in this blogging adventure. Because it’s so much better with friends, and you gals, you make it worth every second.