Five Minute Friday- If You Met Me

“Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and true and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.”- Lisa-Jo


If you met me, you might be taken aback by my propensity for hugging…even strangers…right away…I’m from the South, you know? I’d like to think it’s what we do.

We would sit and talk and I would gesture wildly with my hands (I do that when I get really excited…who am I kidding…I just do that.) You might even wonder (as most of my friends do at some point) if I could form sentences without waving my hands about erratically…ummmm….the answer is no.

If you met me we would talk about kids and life and crazy busy workdays and following dreams and living with passion. We would talk about offering every moment as worship worthy of God the Creator of the Universe and Lord of my life. We would talk about making deep connections and how to foster those in the age of Facebook and sitting safely behind a one-way window to the world.

If you met me you might love me, until I put my foot in my mouth or challenged you for an answer on some deeply held belief. I hope you would still love me after I offered a quirky apology for stepping on your heart.

If you met me I would try to understand and view the world through the same lens you do, if for just a little while….striving to understand the world from as many perspectives as possible while holding true to my own.

If you met me we would eat…something wildly healthy, of course, like gluten free vegan lasagna or quinoa with roasted brussel sprouts and pine nuts and then feast our senses on a decadent dessert made with rich chocolate…

If you met me, I pray you would tell me your story and you would hear mine…because that’s really what life is all about anyway.


I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo over at for    five-minute friday. Why don’t you join us? There’s a giveaway involved. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday- If You Met Me

  1. Great post! I feel like I kinda did meet you. (And I’m from the north, but I’m a hugger, too. *And* I talk with my hands.) Thank you for sharing!

  2. I am not a hugger but I love people who are. I am reserved so when someone grabs me for a hug I instantly think, “Aaaah personal space invasion!…Help.” Then its over and I think oh…that wasn’t so bad. I don’t really want that to happen again but it was kinda nice. You did a great job in five minutes I feel like I know you!

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