I want to be slow enough
to savor the everyday
to notice the hidden
to remain with the present
to seek the significance
to include the details
to embrace the entirety
But most of all
to listen for all that I might hear
in the words and the whispers
from my soul
(Five Minute Friday is an online writing community. Each week, we are given a one-word prompt and five minutes to write. You may find other posts or add your own at the link below!)
Upper photo by Karen, Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, Ohio
Karen, as I slowly sip my coffee, thank you for reminding me to savor the moments of each and every day!
Joanne, I am just catching up after a very busy day! I will be so glad to slow and visit your post this evening. Thank you!
Yes! This! Cheers to a new day of looking for God! Jennifer < FMF
Lovely. “Remain with the present” is a beautiful blessing for this day. Thank you for this reminder, Karen.
Thank you, Amanda!
Amen as it reads as a prayer.
~Lisa, FMF #5
Thank you, Lisa.
I set off to find myself,
to know my heart, to be aware,
but I looked through every shelf
and I found I wasn’t there.
Then behind I heard a sound,
and I had a funny feeling,
so I quickly turned a round,
and there stood God, His throat a-clearin’,
“Harumph, boy, guess you didn’t read
the things I put inside My book;
you thought virtue lived in speed,
and now when you took a look
for My slow graces for your mind,
you’ve done and left them all behind.”
Thank you, Andrew, for your meaningful words! I am happy to see you here!
Yes! So beautifully put and it also the desire of my heart. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for visiting – I had a very busy day after I posted, so I look forward to reading the other FMF posts this evening!
Living grateful every day.
Amen, thanks, Susan!
Me too, Karen! I’m already “slow” enough:) Now its just a matter of “savoring” it all. Thank you for the quiet reminders. And the beautiful photos!!
Thank you, my friend, yes. Savoring! ❤