I’m one day behind on Lisa-Jo’s Five Minute Friday but I didn’t get in any journal time until today so here I am anyway, “fashionably late”.
The Five Minute Friday Word for this week is: Exhale
I’ve been holding in so much for so long
It’s turned all sour
Filled my soul with bitter rancid thoughts
I want it out
It’s been so long
I’ve tried to pretend, to stay strong, sane, “normal”, put together and in control
I can’t breathe; I’m suffocating in all that overwhelms me
Then I realize
I can’t breathe because I’m still holding it in…
Let it out
So I can take in fresh new air again
Send out the bad, unused, unwanted
information, opinions, thoughts, ideas, expectations
The good, applicable, realistic, wise, healthy, safe, sanctifying, necessary, helpful
The negative, down-trodden, depressive, sour, guilt-tripping, indecisiveness, second-thoughts, doubts,
The peace, tranquility, sound mind, logical and clear thinking, positive, encouraging
Fanatic, extremist, overdone, oppressive, suffocating, PRESSURE!
Mercy, Love, Compassion, Strength, Wisdom, Understanding, Patience, Prudence, Moderation, Level-headedness
Slow it down, one thing at a time
What I don’t need, doesn’t work for me, isn’t what is good and right for me and our family or current situation, the waste, the poison, the debilitating stress that hangs over me like an oppressive storm cloud
Jesus, calm, trust… JOY.
The Five-Minute Friday link-up is a great way to devote time to writing – even just five minutes can offer an amazing energy and release! There is still time to join in. If you are having a rough patch in life, don’t forget to…