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Five Minute Friday/31 Days Edition: Care

Five Minute Friday is a writing event that has hundreds of writers spending five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing them at This week's word is Care.

I wish I was better at this word care. I do care about people but my follow through isn't what it should be. I think about people and I'll say a quick prayer for them but I'm not very good at doing care.

I should be better at it, it's in my DNA. My mother is the most caring person I know. I was just talking to her on the phone about her friend that passed away this week. She was telling me how glad she was that she had spent time with her friend while taking her to doctor's appointments and treatments. It was time that she valued. It wasn't a bother to her the miles she drove and the time it took, it was a privilege and an honor for her to help a friend in need. I remember when she made the offer to her friend to do what she could. My mother was so excited when the friend took her up on it. There was joy in her voice at the opportunity to help.

I want to be more like that. In this year of do, that would be one of the best things I could strive for.  Do make a difference in someone's life. Do give selflessly. Do care with actions, not just words.


  1. And you are so right: care is a thing that needs doing. I struggle with that, too. Carry on with the caring project: your mother sounds like a wonderful woman to emulate!

  2. Lovely post, with so many reminders of how we should live. Thank you.


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