Today I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five-Minute Friday. So, grab a timer, set it for five minutes, and join me!
The rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, revising, overthinking, or backtracking. Just write. Then leave some comment love for the person who linked up before you…and anyone else because that’s the fun and the heart of the community!
Today’s prompt: Nothing
I was up early this morning.
We didn’t have to be anywhere until 10:30 and I’d already squeezed two workouts into yesterday. It was truly a morning off, and I wanted to write.
I made the coffee, I gave myself some time to wake up, I read a few verses. And then I sat down, hoping the words might flow.
There were a few attempts, but it soon became clear that it wasn’t the morning for writing.
I had nothing.
And so I poured a cup of coffee and wandered to the back porch with my laptop, hoping for some inspiration. Even the cool, perfect morning (and the equally perfect caffeine) 😉 just didn’t do it.
Nothing. No inspiration.
Friends, it’s been a dry season…and it’s been pretty quiet around here, too. I can’t quite explain it or even understand why the words just aren’t there. There have been times it’s been frustrating, and other times it’s been a relief.
But mostly…well, mostly I just wish I could write.
I miss it. A lot.
And sometimes I feel like nothing when I can’t get the words out.
I know the truth…and so I tell it to myself over and over…that though it feels like there’s nothing, it’s a great big something. It’s just that my something looks much different.
And so I embrace it the best I know how…
…in a park date with my daughter, flower planting with a sweet friend, a mug of coffee on a perfect (if wordless!) morning, a visit from Indo friends, even sunshine and a bit of a sunburn.
None of those are nothing…in fact they are pretty incredible somethings.
And I’m whispering thanks…because He is good.
And because I know that someday the words will be back, too.