Today I'm joining in with the lovely Lisa-Jo from The Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday. It's simple, really - write for just 5 minutes and then stop and publish. No editing, no overthinking. Just write. Easy peasy right?
I'm a rookie at this. I have a knack for over analyzing my words way too much before I hit publish. I think this is going to be good for me to let the words go and let them land where they land.
Today's prompt is ordinary.
Here we go.
This afternoon I jogged in this Indian Summer heat.
I found myself looking up to admire the canopy of trees over the road. I even stopped a few times just to take in the sweet beauty of the sun shining through those leaves. Gorgeous.
Had it been a cloudy day, I probably would've just looked down at my feet, willing them to keep moving over the gravel. But today something so ordinary caught my attention and held it.
What else am I letting pass by without any admiration?
My days are filled with ordinary, yes. But what if I hold ordinary up to the light? What if I take the mundane and the average and the run-of-the-mill and hold it up to see the light of God's grace shining through?
The mud on the tile floor. Sud bubbles flying up from the sink. Playing the same game for the 100th time with my toddler. Laundry piled high. Grocery store runs. The patch of wild flowers in the neighbors yard. The table set for dinner.
When you press the unremarkable up against extraordinary grace, you then you realize there isn't much left that's ordinary at all.
A kaleidoscope is just a tube if you don't know what to do to see the bright colors and the stunning view. Same with the ordinary. Grasp it, hold it up high, and watch it catch the light. And admire the beauty because it's there. All the time.
Sometimes you just have to remember to look for it.