Five Minute Friday: Connect

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::

Connect…

Connect oh to connect.

Isn’t it what we all want?  connection

Isn’t it what we also most fear?  connection

connection means risk.  connection means possible loss.  connection requires effort that runs the risk of not being reciprocated.

We are so desperate to feel connected, yet so desperate to feel independent to stand on our own.

There is power in connection.  There is such beauty in reaching out from isolation, and independence and self centeredness into someone else’s life, existence.

Finding a common affinity.  Finding some reason to connect with a stranger.  You may make someone’s day.  Maybe turn the day around for someone who is lost and alone and needs a connection.  You could give someone a reason to live who was searching for a reason to keep going.  You might restore one’s faith in humanity.

Look for something to connect you to the barista, the checker, the waitress.  Look for something to connect and leave a piece of yourself behind.  Leave some encouragement, some kindness, some hope.

“I like your necklace.  I love those shoes.  Your hair is so pretty, who colors it?  Do you like peaches?  How is your day going?”

Connect.

We are all connected in this place.

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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Connect

  1. Connecting is such a blessing – and so sad when connection is blocked by fear or guarding. I loved reading your words today. I have only been writing a few times on Five Minutes Friday & I am always pleased to read what others say.

  2. Pingback: Five Minute Friday: Change « Pilgrim Wanderings

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