I love this part of my Fridays. Always look forward to linking up for 5 Minute Friday with Gypsy Mama! It’s when we write (or type I guess) for five minutes straight. No editing, no back-tracking, no tweaking. From your head straight to your keyboard. And each week Lisa-Jo gives us a new topic.
Incidentally, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t actually time myself with a timer because then I never know when it’s close to the end. I catch myself glancing at the timer too much and the writing doesn’t flow as well. I have a couple of instrumental songs that are right at five minutes long or just a few seconds under five and I’ll pick one to listen to while I do these posts. Seems to help the words flow along with the music. Just thought I’d share.
So, this week’s topic is: If I knew I could, I would…
Oh wow, to have more than 5 minutes to write about this topic. I think we all could think of a million things we’d do it we knew we could. Cure cancer. Solve world hunger. Fix the deficit. Get Donald Trump a new hair-do. I suppose that list is endless.
But on a more personal level, I think if I knew I could go back in time and change a few things about my life, I believe I might would. Not anything major but just a few simple things that probably would make a big difference in who I am now. Things like spending more time exercising when I was younger so that at this point in my life, it would just be a part of my routine. I would spend more time writing things down. There’s so much knowledge and wisdom and just history that my grandparents and great-grandparents shared and although I remember a lot of it, now that I’m older there’s so much more I want to know. But they aren’t here anymore to tell it. I guess that all will have to wait for another day in another place.
On a community scale, if I knew I could get rid of the gangs and guns and violence in the town where I live, I would. Drugs would be something you only took when you were sick and popping a cap would be what you did to get the top off your soda bottle. I would make sure that every person had clean water to drink and shelter.
But I can’t do any of those things…not in my own strength anyway. But in Christ anything is possible. And when the Body of Christ works in unity, well…who knows what could happen?
That was a bit of stopping and starting between the Hubby interrupting twice to ask a question, so I might have gone over 5 just a tad.
And don’t forget to click the 5MF box below and drop by Lisa-Jo’s blog and read some of the other posts. Some incredible writing comes out of five minutes from these folks!