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The Blessing Of Routine // Five Minute Friday

It’s that time again, where I get to join the beautiful community of Five Minute Friday writers.  Each week we write for just five minutes on a word prompt. No editing or overthinking.  No worrying about perfection. Just words freely flowing from our heart to yours.  If you’ve never written a Five Minute Friday post, you should. It’s easier than you think (but sometimes a little hard).

This week’s prompt is:

Not too long ago I was completely bored by my routine. The mundaneness of the day had me dreaming of bluer skies, greener pastures. When friends would ask me how my day was going, my reply was always, “Same ‘ole, same ‘ole”.  But as I live out my days, I am beginning to see the blessing of my routines.

As I live out my days, I am beginning to see the blessing of my routines. #fiveminutefriday Click To Tweet

Getting up each morning, it reminds me to be grateful for the breath I’ve been given for another day by the Creator, something I never want to take for granted.

Driving kids to school and myself to work, it reminds me to be grateful that God has provided transportation and the means to make a car payment.  So many are without reliable transportation.

Drinking my coffee each morning, it reminds me to be grateful for the little indulgences.

Interacting with clients in person and on the phone at the office, it reminds me to be grateful for my job and how God brought me to.

Making dinner each night, it reminds to be grateful for family and how we gather, chaos and all, around the dinner table (most nights).

Enjoying my nightly Netflix shows, it reminds me to be grateful for down time.

What routines are you grateful for?


9 thoughts on “The Blessing Of Routine // Five Minute Friday”

  1. BettieG says:

    Oh, you are so right. The routines can be a blessing when we allow God to show us His gifts within them! I am blessed by your words today!

  2. Karen says:

    Love this post! It is good to be grateful for the things we have and knowing that we are the lucky ones because not everyone has the same resources available to them. Thanks for sharing!
    FMF #68 this week.

  3. Tara says:


  4. Leslie says:

    perfect perspective

  5. Jeannie Prinsen says:

    Barbie, I appreciate how you have linked every routine to an opportunity for gratitude. There is so much to be thankful for in the everyday – not just in the unexpected and “special” moments.

  6. Annette says:

    good reminder that… all these things in our routine to be thankful for.

  7. Del says:

    I love how your title truly introduces to your every word. How you took everyday things and turned them into blessings… I’ve gotta do that more often. Great post! # 70 this week.

  8. Ruth says:

    The mindfulness – I need to remember that.
    FMF #63

  9. Simply Beth says:

    I actually noticed on Facebook last week that “Routine” was the prompt and was like… I could write about that. I always refer to myself as “a girl who likes her routine.” I appreciate how you found the reasons to be grateful for the routines you have. Nice to visit you today, friend. Super sorry it has been like FOREVER. Blessings.

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