Today I'm linking up to Lisa-Jo aka the gypsy mama, who chooses a topic every Friday and writes for five minutes.
Only five minutes
Ready. Set. Go......
I often wonder about the topic today, as I know so many people have met their blogging friends in real life and they have strong friendships. I often wonder if meeting a particular person was what you'd expected all along or were you pleasantly surprised.
I wonder if you met me if that would be the case? Would you be pleasantly surprised? Would I be the person you'd expected all along to meet?
I wonder if you would see the slightly older than middle aged women who seems to have it pretty well together, or would you see a glimpse of the inside and the struggles each day brings just to make it through the day? Some things it is easier to keep at bay when you don't see folks face to face.
I'd hope you would see someone who tries to use what talent God has given her to do good when she can. I'd hope you'd see someone who has not always had it easy, but seems to be able to still put one foot in front of the other. I would hope you'd see the compassion I have for others and animals displayed in my everyday world, and never see the hurt and despair caused by other individuals during my lifetime. Somethings are easy to try and keep hidden and not let the world see, but it seems they are always on the surface just waiting for the opportunity to cause doubt and destruction.
I'm sure if you met me, you'd see someone who needs to take better care of herself, lose weight, exercise, eat right, take the time for herself. Those are the things that are easy to see, they are on the outside. It is the things inside that are sometimes lost when someone "sees" a person. You have to look inside, very deep, past all the hurts and muck to see a heart that wants things to always be better for the other person than what they have.I'm sure you'd see a sometimes scatterbrained, forgetful, often stressed from taking on too many projects, lady who really should slow down a bit. Sometimes, it is the busyness that keeps us sane and pushing forward!
It would be my hope that you'd walk right up to me and say I was exactly what you pictured "The Coloradolady" to be and a little bit more.....I'd certainly hope you'd not be disappointed. Funny, I often have wondered what people thought about me when they read something here. Sometimes, I don't think about it, I just write, like now.....so, I guess that is it.....five minutes is up.
*** I have to add, these writing exercises sure bring pause to think about what you write in only 5 minutes. I just sorta type it out and by the time the five minutes is over, and I hit publish.....I reread it....it is interesting to say the least. I am learning from these Friday post. A lot.
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