Friday, 14 September 2012

{Focus} 5 minute Friday

 Five Minute Friday

Joining Lisa Jo for 5 minute Friday today...
As Lisa Jo says... 5 Minute Friday is...

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

Word for today "FOCUS"

What I focus on expands, grows and becomes my truth.

What I focus on becomes the way I see the world.

 It becomes me.

My focus seems to shift like plates beneath the earth.

Between a hundred different voices calling my name,

I rush in and out of focus, my focus blurs in the motion

...and often, I loose it.

What I focus on is such an intentional thing, such a foundational thing.

So I focus on the new lessons being learnt,

 The squeals of delight instead of the mess of paint and paper strewn about the floor.

I focus on God, when the world tells me there are more important things to do.

I focus on the flowers she plops in a jam jar rather than the trail of muddy footprints she brings in with them.

And it's not that I don't attend to the physical things that need attention, it's just that I'm seeking that which lies beneath them.

Focusing on the eternal light

that shines through this temporal kaleidoscope.


  1. what wonderful post, yes God helps us focus on the moments and things that really matter. Thank you for sharing. When I look beyond his mess and craziness, I can see a loving boy enjoying life and that makes me happy

  2. i'm glad someone 'out there' is trying to focus on the right stuff... i need constant reminding.. but, as always, i'm working on it... :)

  3. My blog used to be called "Nurturing that which lies beneath"... I get this, so very much.

  4. "And it's not that I don't attend to the physical things that need attention, it's just that I'm seeking that which lies beneath them." I LOVE that!!

    What wonderful perspective. Realness. honest eyes and lives.

    This is my first time here at your blogging home. It is lovely, delightful. I am honored to have come by. Wonderful response to "focus"!

  5. nice post thanks for sharing the 5 minutes friday...looking for to visit more..blessings

  6. Wow - I really like your focus! I need to shift my focus on the layers underneath too. Thanks for reminding me!

  7. What a beautiful, inspiring post! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your words are life-giving and affirming. You gently remind and its beautiful.


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