Beauty: Five Minute Friday

The deep burnt red coffee mug I sipped from just now, a swallow of hot, smooth brew, is my favorite. It’s beautiful; a thank-you gift from a friend, it held a bag of quality chocolates on the day it was given. A school year’s end, a child well taught, another chapter closed and a new one to begin. The beauty of life lived together.

This mug I reach for every morning, its gentle curve of a handle makes exactly half a heart; I hold a half, another holds the rest. Is this how it is? Yes, this makes life beautiful, this willingness to have half a heart, to be made complete in relationship with another; a spouse, a sister, a friend, a daughter, and ultimately, the One who created all hearts.


From Gypsy-Mama, a writing prompt:

Want to take five minutes with me and share what you found? Want to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Here’s how we do it:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in her 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.

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


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4 Responses to Beauty: Five Minute Friday

  1. Fenny says:

    Wow Jen! Few words – strong message! When I was done with my 5 minutes, I thought: I haven’t touched relationships – and you have done so eloquently! Thank you for the truth it beholds.

  2. Jen says:

    Fenny, thanks for coming by!

  3. tipper says:

    Loved the post-it reminded me of my favorite coffee cup-a gift from a friend too : )

  4. Anna says:

    I’ve not been online much this week, getting ready for the school year ahead… and just saw this post. You did it– the Five Min. Friday!! And it is so beautiful. I love it.

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