Five Minute Friday- Joy

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Today is Friday….Don’t you just love them? As I sit here wondering what to wear to this evening’s Princess Banquet, I decide I will take a break from my ponderings to weave together a few words….will you too? Here’s the rules:

We throw caution (editing, revising, and worrying) to the winds and just write. Without wondering if it’s just right or not.

For five minutes flat. Then link up here

Today’s prompt is:  Joy.

Ready? GO!

I have a picture on my vision board of joy….really I have a few, but one stands out in particular….

It’s a picture cut from a women’s magazine…an airbrushed picture of familial perfection with a ruggedly handsome father and a beautiful perfect-teethed mom with no dark circles or creases or such.  They are snuggled in bed with a matching boy and a girl all laughing. The picture is in black and white, an ad for cotton I think or time management or maybe antidepressants. I’m not really sure, but it captured me when I saw it.

I want that joy. That freedom to laugh and jumble and nestle together on a Saturday morning.  That’s why it’s there…on my board…

As I think about this prompt I think about that vision board and how far I am from the person I was when I created it over a year ago…far from it not because I’ve out grown it, but because I’ve grown into it. I look at that picture and I think about last night…

Snuggled in bed with my dear husband (who is, by the way, ruggedly handsome) and my matching  boy and girl squeezed into the “parent trap” between us.  Bubbly giggling washing over my ears and heart….there it is….joy.


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday- Joy

  1. I read a beautiful quote last night about the joy of children reflecting the joy of the Lord. They truly are a gift, aren’t they? You captured that gift so beautifully here.

  2. Pingback: Short Story: Joy | Poet's Corner

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