Friday, December 30, 2011

Five Minute Friday - OPEN

It's Friday and I'm happy to be joining up with Gypsy Mama for the last Five Minute Friday of 2011.  This is when we stop, drop and write.  No editing, no over thinking, just five sweet minutes to write for the love of writing.  Today, she asks us to give our best five minutes on:




The word itself is so freeing.

It echoes hope, change, peace, healing.

As I look ahead to the new year, I can't help but think about what this word means to me.

To be open - to new opportunities, ideas, possibilities, purpose, change, to people and places. Somehow when we allow ourselves to be open our hearts soften, our hands extend, our minds are clear. But it isn't always easy, being open.  It's not always an automatic response; it's a choice.

This blog has often helped me make that choice.

There have been times when I have wanted to run and hide under the shadow of fear, but instead, I faced it, illuminated it, called it by name. There have been days when I could have collapsed under the weight of sickness and pain, but instead I chose to cling to hope, move forward, rise above.

This blog has taken me out of my comfort zone and into a place of honesty, reflection and openness.  For that, I am so thankful.



  1. Hi Kim - great 5 minute post. I too want to be open to possibilities, people and blessings from the Lord. I want to be open to receive from Him and be open to give where He wants me to give, of my time and talents (although, not to sure what those are). glad I found you at Lisa-Jo's. I pray the new year brings you blessings abundant, healing complete and much joy.
    God bless

  2. Kim - I read your post and then your story and I admire your spirit and determination...and above all openness to life! Hope to be reading more of your posts ...

    My Five-Minute Friday Post

  3. Very good. I haven't ever tried to post in five minutes…Not sure If I could do it! ;)
    Open is good. I'm working on being simply open to what God has for me each day--rather than having such a rigid agenda of my own….easier said than done.
    Happy new Year my friend!

  4. haha--I was on my son's google account with that last comment. ;)
    It's monica actually--

  5. :) I can't seem to get this right ;)