5-Minute Friday: Take a Deep Breath…


As is becoming a tradition of mine, I’m linking up on Lisa-Jo‘s page today for 5-Minute Friday. She also gives us a challenge to write without worrying if it’s just right. Today’s prompt is “deep breath.” Here is what came out of this prompt for me…

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I need to take a deep breath of patience… when my 3-year-old won’t listen as I tell her that if she would just stand still it wouldn’t hurt for me to brush her teeth.

I need to take a deep breath of love… when my heart goes to the bitter place where I forget about all of the love in my life.

I need to take a deep breath of music… when I just need to hear something that soothes my soul like nothing else can.

I need to take a deep breath of the grass of the ballpark… when I just need to remember a time when life was simple.

I need to take a deep breath of the ocean air… even when I’m not there. To close my eyes and envision that
I am at my favorite place to sense God in the world.

I need to take a deep breath of kindness… when I feel overwhelmed by taking care of everyone.

I need to take a deep breath of perseverance… when I recognize that I am not “naturally wired” to be a stay-home mom.

I need to take a deep breath of trust… when we are hit with so many financial burdens and Jeff can’t go back to school when we had planned.

I need to take a deep breath of God’s goodness… when the day is hard and I have just forgotten how much He has blessed me… beyond measure.

I need to take a deep breath. And just let go.
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9 Comments

  1. Paula, Great post! I can totally relate. I think all mamas need more of these grace-filled deep breaths. I'm joining up with this for the first time today. Such a fun 5 minutes!

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  2. Thanks Melissa! Yes… sometimes I think I need more than most! :) I love this 5 minutes, too!

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  3. I love your take on this prompt.  Your post is a beautiful poem.  I found myself stopping to envision the ocean even though I am not there… 

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  4.  Thanks, Charity! I would love to actually be at the beach for some "refocus" time, but for now… I'll just pretend. :)

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  5.  Yes, I need to let go much more often than I do, too. I love that God provides all of these… peace, patience, love, perseverance, trust.

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  6. Me, too! :) Thanks, Caroline!

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  7.  This is wonderful. "I need to take a deep breath. And just let go." I love that.

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  8.  It's really where I am right now. Easier said than done. :)

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  9. ' A deep breath. And just let go' wonderful words, words to live by.  What a beautiful post, I can identify with some of the things you say in my own life. It is that idea of letting go, and letting Him.  Happy weekend.  Nics

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