I’m joining in on the #fmfparty (Five Minute Friday Party). This is a writer’s link up hosted by Kate Motaung. Each Friday, she offers a single word writing prompt. The participants have five minutes to free write whatever comes to mind using that one word as their prompt. No overthinking, no editing. However, being the rebel that I am, I will likely edit for spelling and blatant bad grammar.
I hope whatever I write makes some sort of sense and I’m not totally embarrassing myself. This will be a good way for me to get some words out and keep the writing juices flowing. It will also help me connect with other writers who long to become better writers and are willing to be vulnerable with their craft.
Today’s prompt is COMFORT.
My five minutes starts now. Ready. Set. Go.
I used to think life was too short to be uncomfortable but now I think life is too short to be comfortable.
I am a huge fan of comfortable shoes and undergarments. I just don’t’ have time for hurting feet or tight elastic and wires. Yikes. TMI and I can’t edit that!
Besides the physical comfort level, I aim to achieve, however, I have realized that being uncomfortable spiritually is a higher goal.
In my marriage, I can’t get comfortable. In my parenting, well, there’s no chance of that getting comfortable. In any stage of my life, comfort has become a scary thing to me. Letting my guard down and thinking that everything is grand and trucking along just fine has proven to not be a good place for me. The bottom has nearly always fallen out from under me and sometimes the hole was deep.
Donning my comfortable shoes and panties, I will go about my day not being afraid of discomfort, but welcome it because it promotes growth.
I should probably be a little afraid that I just wrote this because you know what they say about praying for patience, right? Well, I’m not praying for discomfort. If it comes, though
(5 minutes, Wordcount 204)
What does the word “comfort” conjure up in your head and heart? Think about it and share in the comments here or on the EPFH Facebook page.
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