Thursday, 23 June 2011


Joining Gypsy Mama today for 5 minute Friday
The end of the week – a good time for few words.
Want to take five minutes with me and see which ones bubble to the surface?
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how we do it:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing or tweaking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my right side bar}
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard. {And if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to leave you some encouragement}
It’s a great way to exhale at the end of a beautiful week.



I see it in her eyes when she catches the ball with her left hand for the first time.

I see it when she finds tadpoles in the pond, a perfect blue eggshell on the grass.

I'd lost my wonder I think.

I had forgotten how to see things anew. 

But she taught me how to find it again. 

In the curl of an apple skin taken off in one whole piece. 

The crunch of Autumn leaves under my feet. 

The wonder of possibility's just at the periphery of our vision.
Noticing the seed within the seed of all we do.



  1. "And all it takes is the noticing." YES! All it takes is that first step of wondering.... Bless you for this, this was a lovely reminder to me. Thank you for sharing this, friend. God bless you!

  2. I too find myself reliving and reseeing through my toddler's eyes. It's been the most unexpected and most welcome blessing of becoming a mom. Thank you God for reminding us again of the wonder of small things!

  3. I love that you began with the wonder through the eyes of a child. And the simple examples of wonder (leaves and apple skin) were lovely.

  4. "And all it takes is the noticing..." Ah, yes, so true. So very, very true. Thank you for sharing your words.


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