"So grateful for you guys, for this space, for the God who gives us the gift of creativity and community.
Five Minute Friday is going to take the month of December off. We’ll start fresh in January. So for now, let’s write our fingers off with gratitude. Today we get to pause and count out loud the gifts the God of all good things has given us. Let’s count together – at least five minute’s worth...
Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
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..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on..."
Sometimes, it is the littlest things...
It isn't something that drastically changes our lives,
but instead helps us feel loved and remembered.
~ Yeah ~
Little things like that that mean so very much.
And you know just what I mean.
...like a package of OREO COOKIES!
From America, even
(i.e. no foreign writing... French, Arabic, Portugeuse... ANYWHERE on the packaging)!
Especially when you just can't run to the store and buy 'em
any time you get a hankering for 'em!
They taste great.
They even make powdered milk taste lovely!
They bring huge smiles to our kiddos' faces.
We have to hide them from Daddy or they'd be all gone before the rest of us got home from school the next day - and that is itself a kinda sordid sorta fun.
One package... 2 per person... Oreo Cookies can change the whole atmosphere of the entire house and our family of 10 in nothing less than an instant.
So we want to say thank you to friends from Florida
who sent this little package of joy our way
gratefully received on Thanksgiving Day!
(P.S. Lisa-Jo is taking a break from 5MF for December... but December is actually when I have a bit more time to write, since school is off for a month... so I'll probably keep up with my own 5 minute writes.. just because it is a lot of fun and I love the challenge! Put some topics in a bowl and draw a different one each Friday and keep on writing. I'm planning on it!)