FMF: Important

The following is my response to this week’s Five-Minute-Friday prompt. This is a place where many people gather, set their timers to 5 minutes, and free-write on a given topic. Today’s prompt is: IMPORTANT.

And, GO…

Is writing important to me? Yes. Is community important to me? Absolutely. Then why have I not participated in Five Minute Friday since October 2020? That’s a mighty long hiatus. That’s about 60 weeks in a row of saying, “I don’t have time today. Maybe next week.”

What? No time? for a five-minute free-write? What in the world is wrong when I cannot find five little minutes to do what I love (plus another 25 or so to read what some of my fellow writers have contributed)? All told, that’s only a half hour.

But I’ll bet on those Fridays I found a half hour to daydream, to work a puzzle, to browse social media, to do things that are not important.

This year I have made a commitment to myself to be more intentional with the way I spend my time. There is so much to do, and we all get the same 24 hours in a day. Writing is one of those things I find to be important, and so, by God’s grace, I’ll stop saying, “Maybe next week,” and just do it.


A monologue written for Kate Motaung’s Five-Minute Friday: IMPORTANT

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5 thoughts on “FMF: Important

  1. What do I find on Friday
    in dear Kate’s writers’ fold?
    Amigos helping on the way,
    for I shall not grow old
    as cancer tears at every part,
    organs and, now, bone,
    but I have a merry heart
    for I am not alone,
    but carried by my Simons
    who dare to laugh with me
    and break the awesome silence
    en route to Calvary
    to which height I will ascend
    in company of blessed friends.

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  2. I’m so glad you took those five minutes! I sometimes find it hard to participate (and wish there was a way to get the prompt the night before) but I always find it beneficial. And fun!!

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