Take a deep breath. You made it. It’s Friday.

Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and true and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minuter who linked up before you.

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week. And it gives me a chance to give one of you a little somethin’ somethin’ from DaySpring, who I love more than chocolate – and folks, that’s a LOT!

Last week I got to give five of you five minute artists the glorious Life to the Full Pitcher and Platter. Suh-Weet!

Congrats to the randomly selected: #90 Doug, #19 Hilary, #48 Kim,  #97 I will show you yours, and #115 Jaclyn. Your email with details is on its way.

This week the darling Give Thanks Caddy is up for grabs.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

If you met me….


You’d notice my crooked smile and learn way more about me than you might have wanted to know. You’d wonder what kind of accent I have and why I wasn’t paying more attention to the boys running wild at my side. If you met me I’d likely be less interested in small talk than getting to the heart of you. Or me. Depending on how little sleep I was running on and how much time we had to connect.

If you met me I’d hope to find a way to sneak into the conversation how amazing you are and how what you do matters. And I hope I’d listen more than I talked, but I sure couldn’t promise it. If you met me you’d find I laugh loud, I love to make fun of my quirky life and still embrace it hard in the same breath.

If you met me, you’d be meeting shades of Peter, our kids and my South African roots. I bet I’d find a way to use the word “my daughter” in a sentence since I am enjoying what that tastes likes on my tongue. I’d probably refer to her as a “peach.”

If you met me I’d love if it were over tea and something chocolate flavored.

If you met me, I’m sure we’d be friends.


OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.

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