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Breathe…A Five Minute Friday Post


 What can you write in 5 minutes…while that 2nd cup of coffee brews…while you wait for the weather report…the traffic report

We Spend much too much time seeking a perfection that frustrates our very fiber, and if we write…Well EVERY WORD teases us with it’s desire to be profound and edifying…Each sentence desperately needs to be informative, with tools and tricks to improve…

But what if we simply wrote, for 5 insignificant minutes…300 minute seconds…



Today we join the gypsy mama…and other amazingly profound 5 minute writers…and simply share 5 minutes of ourselves!

                    The rules are simple…
Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
Tell your readers you’re linking up here, on gypsymama’s blog, and invite them to play along.
And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.
                    {Pretty please turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!}
A HOPEannFAITH suggestion: Consider the prompt and write your 5 minutes before reading any fellow five-minuter’s post so that your five-minute gem is all your own!

Wisteria Watercolor

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

Deep Breath…GO!

Morning breaks with a deep breath…the aroma of fresh coffee brewing wafts in on the colder than cool spring breeze through the lace curtains…Stretching, the salty breeze slowly fill the very cells of the belabored lungs that did not rest enough…

The morning sounds soothe the spirit and slow the labored breath with continual prayers of thanksgiving…Breathing in the presence of God and a hot cup of joe, while searching for a devotional that speaks to the spirit…

Breathe…in and out…on prayers of gratefulness for the morning sun streaming through the floating curtains…for the snoring of a resistant to mornings soul…Breath as you caress the well loved face of your love to awake…

Breath as this day the Lord has made begins…another…with the stresses and concerns. Embracing it’s joys and laughter…

Breathe deeply the scents and essesence of a life…well lived.


Blessings Loves! Have a Wonderful Week…

♥ ♥ ♥


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

3 thoughts on “Breathe…A Five Minute Friday Post

  1. Beautiful! I’ve read some other people’s posts too and don’t know if I can live up to them. I will try.

  2. This was great! All of these posts are so good. Every time at the end of one I find myself taking the deep breathe.

    Ahhh. . . . this is good.

  3. Go.
    Take a deep breath. My childs birthday is tomorrow. She will be 18 a day I did not want to deal with.
    Take a deep breath.
    Phone rings. ”This is hte nurse at school…she has hurt her ankle and not sure if it is broken. Take a deep breath…but her birthday’s tomorrow. Deep breath.
    “She will try to go back to class.”
    Phone rings again. ”She is coming home. She is in too much pain. She probably needs tgo get it x-rayed.”
    Deep breath. At the doctor and did not have to wait. She is sitting in a wheelchair. x-ray tech is funny. That relaxes me. I feel dizzy, my child is hurt. Don’t feel good. Take a deep breath.
    Doctor comes in. “No breaks just bad sprain. Need crutches and splint.”
    X-ray tech comes back. Deep breath…no breaks. He is funny again. This time, really funny. My daughter and I are both laughing. She tells him her 18th birthday is tomorrow.
    “Let me show you how to use these crutches. Don’t do this, don’t do this…you’ll end up in a wheel chair. Don’t do this..don’t hurt your lymph nodes under your arms…really bad. Can’t do this. Can’t do that. Will end up in wheel chair.
    Take a deep breath. This guy is scaring me.
    “Mom, I’lll be fine. Don’t worry.”

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