Friday, April 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday - After

It's Five Minute Friday! Time to take that prompt and just write for five minutes without worrying about getting it just right. After all, “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” –Saul Bellow

Today's word is After. 

GO

Some days it rains. Some days it pours. Some days it's even just a light sprinkle. But you're wet and miserable and your shoes are soaked and you just want to go home. But then the sun comes out. There's rainbows in the puddles and maybe in the sky. And the droplets on the grass and the windows sparkle. The air smells fresh and the earth looks clean. After the rain.

Some days you feel like everything is going wrong. Some days it's only a couple of things. But you're upset and miserable and feel like there's no hope. But then something happens to brighten your mood. Someone gives you a compliment or you find out there is enough money for the bills or a friend receives good news and you are happy for them. And you realize there is hope, and you push your way through the bad stuff. And you start fresh in the morning. After the pain.

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10 comments:

  1. This is a great post! I so appreciate the encouragement that after all the drama and stress, there's hope. I love how you've used both God's creation and God-breathed community to encourage us to find the bright moments in dark times. Thank you! stopping by from fmf
    http://osheta.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-blogger-after-gods-own-heart.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Osheta! I'm glad my post could be encouraging :)

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  2. You said it well, Sarah. Awesome post! :)

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  3. We just had rain, for real, here in Central Texas. We needed it so badly. We've had so much drought. This morning everything does look so clean, refreshed and green. Green. Not brown. I hope it's the end of our drought that's being worked on here. B/c I know that it's possible it'll be dry again soon. Like you said, above, rainbows and puddles, the good and the bad.

    Enjoyed thinking my thoughts along w/yours. Thanks. Jenn

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    1. Aww, so glad you got the rain you so desperately needed, Jenn! I hope you continue to get the moisture you need :) Thanks for stopping by!

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