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??