Friday, September 14, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Focus

So much to do. All the time. Everyday.

Wash this.

Dust that.

Pay bills.

Birthday gift for Mom.

Grab bread, milk, and stamps.

Make plans for dinner.

So often my head is in the future, my thoughts wrapped up in what is yet to come, what must be done, what can’t be forgotten.

Suddenly, forgotten is the present moment. Now lost forever in a whirlwind of future plans for future moments that will no doubt be equally wasted. Because the future never fully arrives.

Forget the list. Forget the plan. But never forget the moment.

Breathe in. Be still. And focus.

Five Minute Friday

This is my first attempt at a new blog link-up. Everyone writes on the same prompt (this week is "Focus"), which given each Friday morning. The goal is to write a post in five minutes or less. No planning. No editing. Just five minutes straight from the heart. Click the icon above to read more Five Minute Friday posts from other bloggers.


  1. YAY! I love your post! It was my first week too!

    We have other things in common too! (My blog has the same lovely background!) More than that I am an unintentional waster of time.

    I'll pray that we both can learn to live more in the moment. :)

  2. Hi Lisa! Welcome to Five minute Friday! I have the same problem with thinking so far ahead i am not present in the now. I'm in Chicago, so if you're ever this way, let me know!