It’s that time of week again. Five Minute Friday! (Okay, it’s Five Minute Friday eve.) But it’s the time many of us free-write for five minutes on a one-word prompt and gather together at Kate Motaung’s place to share, encourage, bless.
Won’t you join us? It’s one of my favorite things of my week! Either write on your blog, or in the comments section below if you don’t have a blog. I’d love to read your five minutes!
Here we go! This week’s word:
In 2007 I began my blog. Gosh, that sounds like a long time ago. (It is!)
After my mom passed away in 2006, I would have done about anything to have her words, her story, her life written out in front of me. So, I began my blog to share my life with my young children. I desired to document the story of my real life… events, experiences, trials, memories, a little bit of everything that had to do with my life and our family’s life.
As my children are now adults and almost-adults, they have eight years of our lives tucked in here. Someday they might cherish these words, or possibly even my grandchildren might. We’ll see.
My blog has transformed into so much more over the years, but as I wrote each post early on, I learned I had a story to share.
It’s nothing fancy. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. But it’s real, it’s life, it’s a gift from God.
A real-life story.
And friend, you have one too.
You have a story to share.
You may not think you do, but you do. You may think your life isn’t anything “to write home about,” but really, it is. No one else has your life. No one else has been given the privilege to walk in your shoes, to see life through your eyes, and to live your life. Your life–and your story–is unique, special, one-of-a-kind.
And it’s worth sharing.
Today, I encourage you to do so. Share your story with you children. Share times in your life they’ll learn from, times that will encourage them, times that may help them see you in a totally different light than “mom” or “dad.”
Share your story with you spouse. What don’t they know about you? Share the story of your day, your dreams, your hopes, your plans.
Share your story with those around you. Ask them to share theirs. Share what God has done in your life. That’ll encourage every one who hears it!
Your real-life story is worth sharing.
Would you share something of your story or about yourself below? You’d make my day in doing so. I’d sure love to read what you have to share!
Bless you, dear friend. Thanks for being here!
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