It’s 5 minute Friday again. So I’m late to the party. Better late than never.
On Fridays, a bunch of writer friends around the world link up and exercise their writing skills in the form of a five minute post. No re-runs. No do-overs. Just plain ol’ spelling it out there. Raw talent indeed. Read it and weep.
This week’s word: DANCE.
So if you have two left feet, or you believe dancing is morally wrong, hold on to your seat and just take 5 to read. I’ll love you for it.
Busyness. My enemy.
Whether working on a project, planning an event, caring for my family…life is full.
Ever played the kids’ game “Hullabaloo?” If not, you are seriously missing out.
You have these colorful mats with objects on them. The game machine plays music and when the music stops, you have to find the object announced and stand on it. The machine will announce “If you’re standing on the (broccoli), you’re the winner. Winner, do a victory dance!”
Enter children randomly dancing in their individual ways, without syncopation or rhythm.
Wild and fun. Unscripted. Time to dance.
There’s a famous passage in the Bible that many refer to on special occasions. Often it is read at funerals, sometimes weddings. Ecclesiastes 3 gives us a list of times in life. The passage begins with “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
I like to think I’m skilled when it comes to time management. Perhaps some would consider that to be true.
But the truth is there is one little time mentioned in this passage that I tend to forget.
“a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”
My personality is such that I have to be poignant about taking the time…to dance.
So today as I check off my list and work on projects and simply get.things.accomplished…
I’m going to stop when the timing is just right…
and do a victory dance.