I loved writing my Five-Minute Friday last week and I find myself there again today. I still need to go over and see what the word prompt is, but I thought I would get the post set up first, and then just start my five minutes of un-edited, not over-thinking and no going back to pretty up the post, thoughts on paper. Because that is the rules. Oh, and you HAVE to visit the person who posted before you and comment on their Five Minute Friday post.
So I am getting ready to set the timer....find the word...and give you my five minutes.
The Word for this week is ENCOURAGEMENT!
Ready, set, here we go..
Where I am, right now, in this moment, I need your encouragement. There I said it! It is not easy for me to ask for help. People who know me really well know that about me. I think I can do this all on my own. But the longer that this goes on the more that I am finding out that I can't do it all alone.
I am thankful for the family I have that is offering me encouragement as I walk this lonely path of caring for my loved one. I long for the family that is not here. On good days we have each other, but when it is a bad day, then it is only me. But, wait, is part of that my own fault? Maybe, it is because I don't reach out. Maybe I like wallowing in self-pity. Sometimes I think that I need to show the world what a strong person I am and that I can do it all by myself.
But I cherish all the kind words of encouragement that I receive along the way. And the touches and hugs. Those are the best. When people let me know that they have a little inkling of what I am going through, but don't know exactly, because we all walk a different path no matter how similar. I am happy to have my blog. I can write about my true feelings here. And you, my readers, have been a big source of encouragement as I trudge the rough roads of this long and arduous journey. I wish I could thank you each personally but my five minutes just ended.....
Now I have to admit that I went back and cleaned up this piece. For some reason I can't spell the word encouragement correctly the first time I type it...Go over to Lisa-Jo Baker's Blog and join us in Five Minute Friday.