Friday, December 9, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Color

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
And the rule is that whatever you write about in that five minutes is what you posts. No editing your thoughts. Today, her topic choice is "Color....."
Ready. Set. Go......

Today's prompt was right on target for what had been on my mind all week. It has been a busy week with lots of things packed into each day and it all seems to have passed in a blur. When I think about that and how the week has played out, what comes to mind most is the fact that it seems to all have taken place not only in a whirl wind fashion but in black and white as well.

Not literally in black and white of course, but as an example of living life too fast. It is trying to get so much done in a short amount of time. It is being so busy that all the fun stuff is lost in the stress, and most of the week passes in a black and white blur. Simply no color to be found. Where has the joy gone in seeing all the beauty in every moment...the color of life. It has been replaced by a fast forward button like that on a old tape recorder and we are missing all the color and only seeing the blur.

Unfortunately, most of this year is much of the same, a black and white blur. If I had to pick several defining moments of this year and list them, it would be most difficult. It has already passed at warped speed, time gone and not to be retrieved later. The colored pages of my life overlooked and blown away like dried leaves on an fall day.

If you look around and notice, this time of year especially, there is color all around us. Beautiful colors that bring out the magic and the best in people's hearts. It is not the fact we don't know that the colors are there, we are just too busy to see them for what they really are. A brilliant display of love and hopefulness in our lives. Time to slow that fast forward button down and just let life play.....see the colors of everyday and the gifts they are.

What about you?? Are you seeing in black and white these days or in color?? Think about it.... STOP.


  1. Great post, really made me think!

  2. Yes, we do miss the beauty of the days when we live in 'fast forward' busyness...such an important message for this season and all year long. Glad I stopped by from 5 Minute Friday.


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