Hi Friends! Trying some New things in this Brave New Season…
Today it’s joining up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five-Minute Friday. lisajobaker.com/2013/07/five-minute-friday-present/
The rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, revising, over thinking, or backtracking. Just write. And link up. You really should go over and check it out. Lots of great writers with wisdom to share.
My first #FMFParty! Here Goes~
She opened her eyes expectant and sure of the response, yet… Something in the other Woman’s eyes caused her to hesitate.
Why oh why had she been so foolish! She had just poured her heart , hopes and dreams out to a person who was not even listening! She felt that if she could, the other Woman would be glancing at her watch …right…about…now. Yep. Excusing herself for another appointment she walked away.
Tears streamed down her cheeks . What seemed too trivial and time wasting to one was tearing another apart. What one had heard before, overcome and had no time for now, was causing another to stumble, falter and doubt.
She had just needed someone to talk to. To share with. She had not chosen well. Or. Was it truly that her problem was a waste of time?
When she arrived home eyes puffy from an afternoon of crying she was surprised to see a car in her drive. At her door was the Woman. Blushing she asked to be allowed in. Over steaming mugs of coffee she explained her unusual behavior earlier. She had a very important doctor’s appointment scheduled where she was to learn the results of tests. She couldn’t keep her mind off it and therefore had not been “available” to tune in. She’d not been present.
“You trusted me enough to call on me” “To ask me for guidance because I’ve been there, done that”, she laughed. I’m so sorry I seemed callous and uninterested. I’m here now.”
Where ever you go go with all your heart. Be all there. Be present for those around you. Watch for opportunities to speak into and bolster up others. To be a Present day doing what Jesus did. That’s why we’re here. And it’s the greatest Gift you can give to another.
Until next time!