Five Minute Friday - another

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on another.


It's another day, another week, another month of isolation.

It's another way of trying to figure out what to do, what to continue doing, what to do now.

It's another long walk. It's another home work out, it's another cup of coffee, another glass of wine. It's another day of all of us together, it's another day of me trying to find a moment alone, it's another day.

It's another whirlwind of emotions. It's another day of being really thankful for how lucky and privileged I am. It's another roller-coaster ride of figuring out how to make it stop feeling so daunting, stop being so worried. It's another way of me trying to make plans and to dos when you can't. It's another way to plan and wanting needing a plan when you can't. It's another day.

It's another day of lots of talking and lots of family time and lots of eating. It's another day of being totally fine with it because we all need some grace. It's another day of letting go and trying so so hard to find normal, new normal, what another day will look like when they all look exactly the same but so so different.



  1. Amie says:

    Grace, yes, lots of grace. I am trying to have grace about bedtimes as long as my teenagers can still get up for school in the mornings. I am trying to have grace about eating healthy because a bag of chips or a soda bring so much joy to my kids. More than joy, normalcy. I am trying to have grace with my husband when he tells me that my home haircut is not as good in the back as I think it is. Ha ha.... grace upon grace. I pray we are learning what it is to be Christlike through all of this.

  2. Carol says:

    Yes, the snacks. It seems like I am always looking for a little something. More time to think like a hobbit.
    But also more time to reflect--may our faith be refined.

  3. Another whirlwind of emotions. Wow! Isn't that the truth. Roller coaster ride throughout the day. Thanks for the great read.

  4. Terri D says:

    This is a very good description of life during the Corona Virus. I imagine many of us feel the same way.

    I actually did not write about the Corona Virus. I wrote a short and simple piece about how we can show love to others at this time. I hope you get a chance to read it.

    Terri D #3 on FMF

  5. Wow, you really did a good job of using our word prompt for the week. Good description of our new normal as well.

  6. Nathalie says:

    Grace has to be the theme of our lives right now, along with contentment. I am a teacher, and grace is the go-to in this profession as kids struggle to manage seven classes along with jobs in the fast food and construction (yes, construction) industries.

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