I’m late to the game, but at least I’m here!
The Five Minute Friday word of the week is: Stuck
Ah, Facebook! I love the memories you bring forth daily of days gone by. Most are happy memories, like my sweet mother’s birthday, which was yesterday! I got to see all of the previous birthday wishes and pictures shared on Facebook from the years before. At times, the memories are sad, like the passing of my mother-in-law a year ago on April 25th, and the days prior where I posted of her struggles and asked for prayer for her and the family. There’s some funny ones in the mix, too, like the time my youngest daughter declared she wanted to be a werewolf when she grew up. Or times like these that I was reminded of this morning from two years ago:
Dear rain and thunderstorms,
Don’t you know we want to ride today? While I think the distant sky lightning is pretty,
I’d prefer no streak lightning nor roar of thunder while on horseback.
But alas, the rain shall make my beautiful flowers grow in my garden.
And this is the perfect opportunity to snuggle with my loves.
So I’ll enjoy the fresh scent of rain with my favorite beverage on my front porch
while watching the birds play at my feeders. Riding will wait for another day.
I guess you’re not half bad after all.
It just depends on our outlook.
We tend to do that, don’t we? All of us get stuck in our negative mindset from time to time. I honestly don’t think it’s something we set out to do. Like, we don’t get up in the morning when our feet hit the floor and proclaim, “Today is the day I’ll be negative.” It just happens.
It’s when we change our outlook that things start to improve.
May 2, 2018 @ 7:43 pm
“its when we change our outlook that things begin to improve” isn’t that the truth. its far to easy to get stuck in a certain way of thinking or seeing…it was good to read your reflection on the storm to come. Facebook memories have an interesting way of reminding of the happy and sad times don’t they. I find it interesting to see what I was thinking or feeling at the time.
Glad to gather with you to write on Stuck from FMF