Five Minute Friday: See

It’s time for Five minute Friday, having taken a vacation from it for a while. Oh I’ve missed it.
What we do around here is write for 5 minutes, uninterrupted, but only 5 minutes following a prompt from Gypsy Mamas blog. Here’s the rules:


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


So if you blog, why don’t you join in?


The week’s topic is: See





It’s easy to see, but not to really see. We see things all the time, but do we really take the time and energy to really see beyond the surface?


We see the pretty jewelery, but do we see the designer behind it?

We see the tasty meal on our plates, but do we see the loving hands that made it?

We see the beautiful hills, the blooming flowers, but do we see the creator?

We see miracles big and small, but do we see the miracle maker?

We see the homeless man sitting on the curb, but do we see his story?

We see the taped off crime scene, but do we see the broken family and the traumatized people evicted from it?

We see the smiles on each others faces, but do we look beyond the smiles, and see what’s really there?


We often miss what’s really going on, what’s really there, the pain of life, but the beauty of it too, simply because we don’t really see.
We miss forging deeper relationships, creating wider community, forming new friendships, supporting those in need, having our compassion stretched. making a difference, enjoying simple things, being awestruck by the big things simply because we choose not to see.


I hope I learn to see, to really see. I hope that I can be more intentional about looking past what it right in front of me to see what is behind the surface.




3 Comments on “Five Minute Friday: See”

  1. I say it together with you: “I hope I learn to see, to really see.” Amen!

  2. Misty says:

    Your post reminds me of the song lyrics, open our eyes Lord…..something we must do to leave an indelible fingerprint on the people we come to know in this world…..stoppin by from the link up :)

  3. Kelli says:

    “It’s easy to see, but not to really see.” Oh there is such a difference… we are in the same classroom my friend, a neverending lesson of living with eyes wide open ;)

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