Word of the day: FILL
Sippy cups (only one now and probably not for long) … Water bottles, man sized to accommodate their boy-man thirst … lunch boxes … ziploc bags … permission slips … backpacks … washing machine and it’s faithful sidekick the dryer … laundry baskets … pool bags for our now-fleeting trips to the pool (summer is oozing away like sand through our fingers) … car seat … utensil drawers … dresser drawers … this computer screen as I wrangle words on a daily basis … photo albums … scrapbooks (but not like I used to because aren’t we supposed to post it all on social media for consumption by the masses??)
This life of mine requires a lot of ‘filling’.
But am I filling the right things?
What about the hearts and minds of our impressionable young boys racing faster than I’d like toward manhood. Or how about my spouse? Am I filling the space between us with words that build up and encourage or is it just empty, idle talk that robs us of the joy that’s found in appreciating our many blessings?
I’m excited to be a part of this new chapter in the life of the fabulous Five Minute Friday writing community. It’s the same wonderful weekly challenge: write, unscripted and unedited, for five minutes on the given word prompt. In case you missed it, there’s been a passing of the baton. Lisa Jo Baker has handed over the hostess with the mostess duties to Kate Motaung. You can click here to join the fun and read more about Kate, as well.