five minute friday:: RELIEF

Five Minute Friday is a community wherein a one-word prompt is announced over at Kate Motaung’s site and then whoever wants to write about it does.  A free-write for five minutes flat: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

Here is this week’s prompt:


I love when our family has absolutely zero plans for the weekend.  I can go for a long hike if I want.  I can go for a long walk if I want.  I can nap on the couch next to my kids while they watch a movie if I want.  We can all head to the pet store and look at cute, fuzzy animals if we want.  We can invite friends over for a spur-of-the-moment dinner if we want.  J can take the girls on special daddy-daughter dates if they want.  I can read or do my Bible study homework or write or make jewelry if I want.  I can call a long-distance relative and catch up if I want.  We can sit on the porch and do art if we want.  I can bake or make homemade pizza dough if I want.  I can work in my garden if I want.  I can sit and watch my girls play on the front lawn with their bunnies if I want.  I can watch Benny practice hitting the baseball if I want. I can even scrub the bath and shower if I want!!  Ooooh, now that’s fun… 😉

It is relieving to NOT be busy busy busy with “must do’s”.  It is relieving to feel the freedom to follow my heart’s desires rather than follow what the calendar says I need to do.





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What about you?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “relief”?  

Please feel free to share your thoughts or post your own Five Minute Friday in the comment section below.


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  1. I love weekends and days of rest as well. What relief we get when we rest! I had a weekend like that also and even snuck in a rare opportunity for a nap. Thanks for sharing!

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