“Write like you used to run. For the pure joy of it.”
On Fridays around these parts we like to write. Not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.
We love to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat.
Here’s how we do it:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt “After” with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back over to Lisa Jo's Website and invite others to join in.
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:
Every child starts out as a baby who just lays there and needs. They progress to rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, and finally jumping. Jumping does not come first, or even in the middle. It comes at the end, after everything else has been accomplished.
We jump higher, further, faster. We jump up toward His reaching. We need, we learn, we grow, we play, we work, we need some more. He is there. He is always reaching toward us. He wants us to come to him, to jump to His arms and to His love.
Jumping, flying, reaching, stretching comes as we work to become more than we thought we could be. Jumping takes us places we can't get to by other means. He knows what you need. In the black hole that surrounds us, all we have to do is jump to Him. He knows our pain, He knows our sorrow, He knows our needs. But we cannot see the ending of our story. Only He knows the colors that go into the making of the tapestry of our lives.
As we jump in faith, surrounded by darkness, we will find His light. We will find His path. We will find His blessings. We will find that we are never alone.
Jump, jump with all your might into the arms of His Love.
Now it is your turn. What can you write in just five minutes? Don't forget to go over to Lisa Jo's and link up with the rest of us. I can't wait to hear what you know about JUMP.