When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Everyday

Today, I am back with one of my very favorite challenges over at the Gypsy Mama.  Yes, you are right.  It is five-minute Friday.  The rules are simple and the challenge is fun.  Time yourself and just write for five minutes.  You don't worry about whether or not it is right.  You just write.
The challenge this time around is to write about: Everyday.  That's it.  So come over and join the rest of us as we work on our writing.



Everyday I take steps in my life.  Some are fast, some are slow; some are short, some are long.  I take steps to learn, steps to relax, steps to help others, steps to be happy, and steps to just be. 
Everyday I try and connect with those around me.  I work hard on the relationships with my family and friends.  Everyday, I try and do something to make those relationships a little bit stronger and better.  I talk to my family on the phone (many are grown and live far away), I spend time with the girls, I talk to my husband, I touch, and I try to laugh.  (Believe it or not, that one is pretty hard for me).
Everyday, I try and find some active time for myself.  Not counting the times that I "run" girls here and there, or stand for hours at a busy counter, no, I am counting the times that I can walk, breath, relax and be at peace.  The times when I can dance like a crazy woman, or run, giggling after the girls as we have a "tickle" contest.  The times when I can move my body and be thankful for the movement and the moment. 
Everyday, I try and be just a little curious about the world around me.  I love to take my camera and try and make something that I see look interesting.  I look things up on the internet that I don't understand.  I reflect on the world around me and the amazing, God-given gifts that we all can share.  I try and learn new things.  I might find them in a book, or on a blog.  I might make something new in cooking or sewing or playing a new type of instrument. 
Everyday, I try and give a little of myself to the world around me. I try and give to those who are family as well as to those who are not. I try and heed the promptings of the spirit. That still-small voice that echos in the dark and bids me to help those who need. I try and find ways in spite of my busy schedule. (Or maybe even, because of it)
Everyday, I seek to be closer to my Heavenly Father.  I find Him in the scriptures, in my study, and most of all, in my prayers.  I know that He is with me Everyday.  I know that He loves me and cares for me, and wants me to be happy.
Everyday, I want to be just a little more like Him. I want my heart to be touched, my eyes to be opened and my love to be freely given to those around me. 
Everyday, I wake, I read, I listen, I see, I touch, I speak, I laugh, I understand, I seek, I want, I find, I need, I care and most of all, I simply love.  Everyday.


Now it is your turn!  What can you write about Everyday??


  1. I like your words here, and reflection. Your life shines through. Thanks for being a blogging friend.

  2. I LOVE this post! Such great reminders! Thank you!

  3. Popping in from 5 Minute Fridays... very sweet post!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Love this post!! You sound like someone I liked to be around...every day!
    I may have to try this next Friday...I love to write!

  5. First of all, that picture is just TOO precious. Second, you are amazing, and I adore you. You GIVE so much, every day....

  6. P.S. I did the real 5-minute Friday this week!!!

  7. Great post! I love the 5 minute Friday's-thanks for sharing the link. I love these little mini brain declutters that they are and how they help you put things in perspective. You are such a wonderful inspiration. :)

  8. Everyday, you are a beautiful soul...

    Lovely post!

  9. The sweet picture is one of my grand-babies. Thank you all so much for all of your positive words. I am so glad that you are all part of my world!!!