Five Minute Friday is back!
I moved it to my other blog during the month of October, but this month it’s returned to this corner of my blog world. Five Minute Friday is a gathering of sorts, where many of us write on a one-word prompt for five minutes (which speeds by rather quickly, I might add). It’s free-writing at its finest. Kate Motaung hosts all of us crazy writers, and it’s fun to see how people can take a word and run with it in five minutes! Why not give it a try on your own?
This week’s word:
When was the last time you danced?
I mean, an all out dance in your living room or bathroom or shower? Where you just couldn’t help but shake to the music?
I see little children dancing all the time. Even in the grocery store, while in sitting in the shopping cart. Who ever made it a rule that grown ups shouldn’t dance? After all, we’re just little children in grown up bodies.
A certain song came on the radio one morning this week. Its era was from my younger days. I found myself bopping to the beat as I applied my mascara.
I’m not a dancer, but I like to dance. It’s hard to be sorrowful or sad or miserable when you’re dancing.
Okay, so maybe dancing isn’t your thing. Maybe it’s writing, or creating, or fixing. Maybe it’s baking, or painting, or teaching.
When we are doing our “thing,” we can’t help but be filled with joy.
Friend, what’s your “thing?” What do you love to do? What’s hard to be sorrowful or sad or miserable when you’re doing it?
Whatever it may be, I encourage you today to do more of it. It’s a gift or a talent you’ve been uniquely blessed with. Use it to make a difference in this world. In the ways only you can.
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” –Neil Gaiman
And while you’re at it, the next time a song comes on that stirs you to move, give in to it, and let yourself dance. It’ll make those in your life wonder what you’re up to! You might just cause a chain reaction.
Do your thing, friend. Do your thing!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
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