My Five Minute Friday on: Write
The words have always been there, swirling around in my head.
I contemplate them and try to squeeze meaning from them, like a lemon in my hand. But it's no use.
Thoughts gather and fill my mind to capacity until it's hard to keep them all straight.
But then four years ago I released them. Like an uncaged bird they flew onto the page when I started to —
A process of laying things down, letting stories and pain and encouragement flow.
Because it has become a way to clear the mind chatter. A place to make sense of things and sort out.
I write with courage.
It's a risk, putting yourself out there this way. Unveiling your heart for all to see, to read.
And whether it's posted to the universe or between the safe covers of the journal beside the bed those written words matter. They are birthed from you, but they live on.
Since I've tasted the freedom of writing I make time for it. This cathartic, brave, intentional act that challenges me to write life and not concern myself with who is listening or what they might think.
Intentional living is making time to do things that matter, things that help you grow, things that stretch you. That is what writing is for me. What is "that thing" for you?
This is the fifth post in a series, called 31 days of Intentional Living. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith
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