Five Minute Friday - Welcome

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. 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 welcome.


2014 was, different.
It was a year full of stresses that I and my personality only made worse.
And when I feel that overwhelmed, that anxious, that stressed, I shut down.
And I spent the year welcoming in the tension, the stress, the worry, the chaos, the concern, the sadness,
and an entire year of wasting time.
And that is my goal in 2015, to change what I welcome into our lives.
My resolution is to welcome calm.
I am not even suggesting that that means I will spend the year stress free,
or not yelling,
or all worry will somehow vanish.
It means, I will welcome in the calm.
I will welcome in the joy of parenting.
I will focus on how we built a house that was made a home through them...
family, love, little.
I will welcome the calm of our night time routines,
I will snuggle in more and feel them on my chest
I will welcome the calm of our traditions, our love.
I will welcome the calm of family movie night and Sunday breakfast.
I will welcome the calm of love.
I will hug more
I will hold hands more
I will touch toes more
I will smooch more
I will hold their faces more
I will laugh more!
I will read to them more
I will welcome the calm.
I will welcome the calm that I and I alone can create from inside me.


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