Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday Returns – Now!

It has been a long while since I’ve done a Five Minute Friday and I must admit that I have missed the weekly process.  This week’s prompt is “now”.  Here goes…


Now.  It is not what I focus on typically.  I am often focused on the future.  What needs to get done.  What will I be able to do.  Sometimes, I am focused on the past.  Why did I do that?  The mistakes that I have made.  The memories of good times.  But, I do not often focus on the now.  Some may call it “being present”.  I figure since so many people write and talk about it, it must be something most people struggle with in their lives.  But, the now is important.  And the now is particularly important at this time of year.  After all, there are only a few days left in this year.  And everyone wants to begin to make resolutions, to start looking forward to the next year, to making changes to correct all those mistakes and disappointments from this year.  Some are looking forward to Christmas.  But, what about this day?

Tonight, my DD and I went to see Polar Express at the mall with some friends of ours.  It was fun.  I barely looked at my phone.  I watched my DD interact with her friends that, at this young age, she can not remember NOT having in her life.  The benches were uncomfortable and the crowd was too loud to hear a lot of movie, but I was focused on that experience.



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Thankfulness Challenge

365 Days of Thankfulness – Day 5

Well, I feel like I’m on a roll with this.  A year is a long time, but it is good to find something good to post about every day.  I am still feeling stressed and overwhelmed, but I’m also feeling grateful, which is nice.


Today I am thankful to have the time and the ability to be involved in my DD’s life and education.  Today was a busy, busy day (aren’t they all?).  But, I was able to help out in my DD’s class (well, I actually just sat and cut up papers for her teacher, but that was relaxing).  I then came home and made soup in our crockpot for tonight’s “fun”draiser – the Soup and Serenade event, which I was able to attend, bring soup and help with the bake sale for 1/2 hour.

This weekend I will be doing “booth sales” of nuts with her for her Daisy troop.  She is so excited about doing this, it is INSANE!  And then on Sunday she will go to Children’s Choir at church, which I’m sure she will love.  And next Wednesday we have a Daisy meeting where we are collecting food for Turkey baskets to donate.  I get to do all these things with her and I’m so very thankful for that.  I am thankful for the time I have to spend with her.  I am thankful she is healthy enough to participate in all these things.  I am thankful that I am healthy enough to participate in all these things.  It is such a great feeling to see her doing things she really loves.

I need to remember how lucky I am to have the time with her I do.  Every. Single. Day.