Five MInute Friday: Observant

I’m trying something new for a bit. Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles.


What does my body know?

This is a question I’m training myself to ask in moments of stress, anxiety, or anger.

My body is the outer map of my inner mind. Follow the trails of tension, and I learn the truth about what lies I’m believing.

My tight shoulders tell me I’m trying to carry what doesn’t belong to me.

Weary eyes speak to me of a brain that needs to slow down. Sit still. Stretch out, in the love of a good God who can be my peace.

A heart rate too high reminds me I don’t have to perform for approval.

Ache in my wrist whispers that it’s time to take a break from the tech. Move my hand from the mouse. Switch off, power down.

Knots in my stomach say: “It’s time to leave.”

Yes, my body has something to say. She’s worth hearing.

You can find the link up for today’s prompt here.

Let me know if you decide to join the Five Minute Friday challenge. I’d love to cheer for you!

7 thoughts on “Five MInute Friday: Observant”

  1. Lovely words, but I have to admit to being distracted by the photo and keep asking myself has the person in the tan shoes God them on the wrong feet? Visiting from fmf #13

  2. I wish that I could not hear
    what my body’s telling me,
    for it’s saying, all too clear
    that I will soon be history,
    that the tumours will not stop,
    that they will choke off my breath;
    my body says I’m for the chop,
    on the road to dusty death.
    I push it hard with exercise,
    eat wholesome food I can’t keep down
    to try to forestall my demise,
    but perhaps I’m just a frantic clown
    who will try to do most anything
    to remain in center ring.


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