Friday 17th July, 2015
Welcome to Five Minute Friday
So far I’ve only participated in FMF a few times. This weeks free write might fill you in a little bit as to why
This weeks prompt word:
I’ve been very nicely avoiding Five Minute Friday for a few weeks now – mostly because it scares the livin pixels out a me. Yikes 5 minutes – the pressure. And I have to write something deeply meaningful don’t I? With no editing, no sprucing up and polishing each word till it shines – it’s too much for me. So I haven’t written anything because I haven’t felt free in myself to just write what comes.
Then I read what samcitty wrote on her blog Square Peg, Holy God and was taken aback her honesty and plain old fashioned bravery in writing what was on her heart. God Bless that short sweet post. I wrote her the following comment (in italics below) and half way in realised I might just be free writing.
“One of my very favourite sayings is “done is better than perfect” We can go for excellence, aim for stupendous, all of that but none of it is necessary for success. You pushed through your discouragement, put words to your thoughts and hit publish . Success – more than I’ve done this week cause I get caught in the headlights of I thinking I have to write something earth shattering or not bother. And in 5 minutes. That’s plain scary. Looks like I’ve got a lot to learn too. So your “not really a free write” this week has inspired me to get over myself and just write the honest and real words that come to me like you have. Mmmmm I may have just written my FMF post. Thank you for your inspiration this week”
There is freedom in honesty, in being real and speaking truth from the heart and oh my theres freedom in not checking and rechecking every line, in not measuring every word. Like mercy, an unexpected reprieve from my own demands and fears. Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other Psalm 85:10 And there is a lovely freedom in forgetting about perfect and just going for it.
Love to you all