25 Nov 2011

Five Minute Friday: Grateful

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

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



Grateful for wild and unruly boys who won’t smile for photos. And baby girls who will.

For sun speckling through trees and weather that warms you on chilly days in ways and places you didn’t expect. Grateful for friends who make us at home in front of their table, their TV, their kitchen sink.

Grateful for sons who can scream real loud when stuck at the top of tree houses and dads who can run real fast in their socks to the rescue.

Grateful for a small house with big hospitality and dishes all done before bed.

For a heart that aches with the happy and children that sink into sofas at nap times and baby girls who curl fingers around their daddys at any time

Full of the full.

And grateful for it.


OK, show me what you’ve got.

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  1. 1

    What beautiful pictures of your family. I like the ones that aren’t perfectly posed! Thanks for offering the linky today when life is full. So grateful for you!

  2. 2

    What a perfect Thanksginving post! Once again, the perfect thing to read on this Friday morning. So thankful for you and this blog

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  3. 3

    Your family photos are so lovely. Your son in the green shirt is quite a character … eh? How funny how we become grateful for what we might have turned our noses up to had they not been our children. I am grateful for your inspiration, Lisa-Jo, as well as that of the other Five Minute Friday bloggers. Hugs & Blessings

  4. 4

    Love that bit about dad running to the rescue in his socks. So sweet.

  5. 5

    Beautiful photos and such sweet sentiments!

  6. 6

    I love, love, love these photos, Lisa-Jo! What a beautiful family! :)

  7. 7

    Always moved by your writing, I’m a recent discoverer and poster to 5 min-Fridays. Have to tell you that today’s topic brought up considerable food for thought! Thanks, as usual. And my vote for the best family photo is the last one of all of you, with the little guy in green showing off his abs (okay, belly)! ;-) ~Lori

  8. 8

    I love the exuberance of your boys! Reminds me of mine… As always, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  9. 9

    Dishes all done before bed. I’m grateful for that, too–when it happens. :)

    Also grateful for you.

  10. 10

    So much to be grateful for and I am in awe of all that God has done in my life. The day of giving thanks should be a daily one not just reserved for Thanksgiving. Today I am thankful for the ability to move around (though in pain) and to experience God’s presence in all areas of my life. He is my first love and gives me peace and comfort as I fully rely on Him and take in His Word as my daily spiritual nourishment. Thank you for the great entry on just writing without pause for five minutes in order to proclaim how much God has blessed each of us. Whether we have a beautiful family or a wonderful home and husband, the Lord knows how to order our lives to reflect His glory in His Son Jesus.


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