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Friday, January 18, 2013

Cherished – Five Minute Friday


It’s FRIDAY!!  What a glorious day of the week for several reasons!

Five Minute Friday

Here, it means I write for 5 minutes flat: no editing, no overthinking, no backspacing.  After all the thoughts have been traced into pixels and maybe a picture or two lined up, I do the scary part – hit publish.

After that we all head over to Lisa-Jo’s and link up.  Then comes the fun part:  we read those who linked up and leave encouragement in the form of comments.  We’d love for you to join us.  If you do, please be sure to read the one who linked up just before you.  If you don’t mind, could you also turn off your electronic hula hoops, aka Captcha, just to make it a little easier to spread the love.  That’s it!

So, after a brief time chatting with all the #FMFPARTY lovelies last night, it’s time to get my prompt from our fearless leader - TheGypsy Mama, herself!

Here are my Five Minutes on: Cherished


   
Wonder fully made!

That’s what it reads on the small silver plate surrounded by a red gemstone and a silver circle branded with an m.

The m – what’s it for?  It’s there to bring to mind the WHO and the by WHOM.

My WHOs, those that are cherished and wonderfully made are my Big Guy, my Little Guy and ME.  All these are the m.   All are wonderfully made.  All are cherished.  Not only be me but by our heavenly Creator Father who holds us all close in His hands and breathes His life into us.
This chain around my neck holds the words close to my heart and my mind.  How can I treat these around me as anything other than cherished?  Why would I ever dream of doing so?
And yet I do.

Sadly, cherished is often the last word that comes to mind as I navigate a minefield of LEGOS.

Cherished is not how I feel when dinner is refused – AGAIN.

But that’s no excuse and so I need this reminder.


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Disclosure: This necklace was a gift from (in)Courage for participating in filming for the upcoming (in)RLconference April 26-27.  If you have not yet registered, I encourage you to do so.  You can read all about it here.  As always, the opinions and sentiments are mine.

16 comments:

  1. Ahh, to learn how to turn the scattering of Legos or the ugly dinner refusal into moments that can still be cherished. Maybe, it will be in the focusing on the hearts of the ones we love, rather than on just their actions, that will continue to endear them to us? Hearing your heart today.

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    1. Absolutely! I have to constantly be reminded to look deeper than what is on the surface to the heart. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Feeling cherished amidst a mountain of legos, dirty dishes, laundry...you reminded me of something I need to do: change my focus. AND...keep in mind that I do not have little kids, but I still have to change my focus.

    Thank you, Amy...for this beautiful reminder.

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    1. These reminders are as much for me as anyone.

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  3. What a mindful redirection, my friend!! It's so easy to focus on what isn't or what's bad, overlooking the gift in the moment.
    Thank you, sweet friend!

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    1. Mindful - that's where I need to be at every moment. Thank you for that.

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  4. I struggle with this, as well. When they are off at school and work I think of them lovingly and can't wait for them to arrive again. But in the moment, when the chaos ensues and they are crazy and arguing and ahhhh! I struggle in those moments to treat them with grace and patience. It doesn't make me love them any less. Thanks for sharing and reminding!

    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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    1. Oh, I know! I feel so bad about feeling bad that it's time for preschool pickup. I'm glad to know this is a common struggle. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Lovely. I like to think of you wearing that now. Maybe I'll just send you a message that says "m". And that will remind you how FREAKING awesome you are!!!!

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    1. No, YOU are! You crack me up constantly. This made me go get it and put it on - just for you. :)

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  6. What a beautiful reminder to wear around your neck! Love the thought that we are wonderfully made- not because of anything that we have done, but all because of God's work in us!
    I cherish you, my friend!

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    1. Who knew that when we applied to lead those groups that we would be given such gifts? You, truly are cherished.

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  7. Oh so true....I love your honesty and also your desire to constantly remember to treasure those dear to our hearts. Sometimes it is hard to cherish those closest, even though they are the ones we treasure most. May God light your paths, Amy. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you! I have been trying to be much more intentional about this since writing.

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    1. Thank you. Pleased to see you pop up here. :)

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