Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
There is an amazing group of women who I’ve gotten to know over the last year. We all come together on Thursdays night for the #fmfparty on Twitter. We chat, share chocolate and coffee, talk about our day, our dreams and challenges. And then we come together to write, here, all sharing words on a single prompt that connects us together in spirit. And I come to read, their words touching me deeply, moving my heart and stirring my soul. I am awakened and challenged, offered hope and joy, all the while longing to know this one more.
As I read your words, do I listen to your heart?
As I read your words, do I hear the depth of your pain and the rush of your joy?
As I read your words, do I walk away knowing you more than I did the day before?
As I read your words, I listen and I ask the Holy Spirit, What is in the heart of this one who comes to share so bravely. And as I receive your words, I allow them to sink deep into my soul. I want to know, What moves your heart?
Friends, I am here for you. I am leaning in closer. I may not be able to listen with my ears, but I will listen to you with my heart.