Five Minute Friday: Nothing

In Christian community, I am not left with nothing. Instead, life takes on a richness I never imagined. I had some health difficulties which prevented me dancing and rushing about as I normally did. So, I learned to stroll. To savour the experience of New York City in a way I had never done before. Friends took turns walking with me when I was in a group. It touched my heart. Why would they want to walk with me? They never told me why. They simply walked with me. When a friend walked too quickly, I’d laugh and say, “Don’t worry, I’ll be there soon.” Each time, that friend would apologize and slow down.

But that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. At least not in my experience. Being unable was being dragged along. Being compelled whether there was need or not. Inability always triggered attack. It was worse than nothing. It was hell.


Five Minute Friday is an ever-growing group of bloggers who write for five minutes flat each Friday on the same prompt that Lisa Jo Baker posts each Thursday evening. It’s five minutes to see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. Those without a blog can post their five minute piece as a comment on Lisa Jo Baker’s blog. For more details, visit Five Minute Friday.


    1. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to visiting your blog soon. Please pray for me. I’ll be praying for you.

  1. Visiting from FMF. Wow. Really. Wow. This is huge. This could speak to so many. So glad you are sharing your story. Blessings to you.

    1. Yes, they are. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to visiting your blog. Please come back and please pray for me.

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