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Friday, August 31, 2012

FiveMinute Friday...

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.  Gypsymama...is the link...
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:::

Change…

My goodness, what is there to say about change? inevitable as the weather, the sky, the water? There are many things I have learned in the past years of becoming a grownup and the absolute consistency of change is the one I have held onto most dearly, even when it is a terrible pain or loss... there just isn't any choice.  My resistance is futile, as the trekkies might say.  

Its not just the terrible changes that await... its the hope there that the things that are terrible are just fleeting... that this too will pass... that people will find ways to unite, to be compassionate, to build something rather than destroy.  saying no is not the only solution ...

was listening to a bunch of mothers complaining about buying school supplies for the schools.  was wondering how i turned out so differently... crayons being on sale for 25 cents, i bought extra .. for the kid who forgets or comes from foster care families stretched beyond beyond... natural, small, simple... and the other moms were livid that their supplies might be shared.  boy.  what is there in a little spare change that makes us all so squirmy? so afraid?

i guess its perspective, hope and faith being stronger for me right now than fear and grasping.  i know this will change sometime, as it has before and will again.  but for now, i choose change, i look for it and hope for it. 

 

5 comments:

Claire said...

The inability to share always astounds me. Thanks for your perspective on this!

Holly said...

I never thought about the idea that in every change there is a seed of hope..what a beautiful concept. Especially in light of the fact that we can't avoid change. I will remember your words as I face a change that is hard or difficult or painful...within this hardness there is hope.

Denise said...

Well said.

Laura Wells said...

Thank you for your kindness is buying extra. I know the teachers appreciate it. Next time, I hope you share your story with those complaining moms so they stop complaining.

MotherOfGooses said...

Yes, it is hard to understand how kids will learn to share if the parents are stingy with sharing. Also, on the list of things to complain about...whinging about my kids having to share her crayons doesn't even make the top 10000 things I can think of. thanks for the reminder....