Have you met Lisa-Jo Baker? If not, I invite you to go meet her now. On Fridays she hosts a community called 5 minute Friday. She gives a word prompt and a bunch of people join in and write…for 5 minutes without editing. No back tracking, no re-writing, no AGONIZING over ever word and phrase. Just write. Link up and the most important thing…you have to comment on at least a couple of the posts that linked up just before you.
If you have never participated, give it a try. The rules are simple. Check them out and get the button code here.
TODAY’S WORD: STAY
After multiple attempts at trying to think of something to write for stay…I have nothing.
I wanted so badly to write words that would touch hearts.
Have someone say…WOW! She wrote that in 5 minutes?!?
But, you know something…this space isn’t about me. It’s not about writing words that draw comments and praise from readers. Which – comments and praise – we know is the love language of bloggers! 🙂
No, this space I have given to him. And when I wanted to walk away from it, he said No. Stay my child…I will tell you what to write.
So, I stay. And on this 5 minute Friday with such a great prompt. I stay.
And I stand still.
And I realize, once again…that it isn’t about me.
It isn’t about comments and praise.
It is about staying still.
Listening to his still small voice saying. Stay right here, Mary. Stay quiet.
Stay calm and I will tell you what to write. I have given you the plans for this space.
Just. STAY. STILL. today. No fretting about words.
And I do.
And the timers dings.
And I stop.
Read other 5 minute Friday posts on STAY here.