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Five Minute Friday: Notice

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 Notice.

In this season of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to notice what we have to be thankful for. I am thankful that my parents are celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary on the 28th and that I still have both of them. So many people my age have lost one or both of their parents. I am thankful that my sister is my best friend. I want to notice that even though it makes me crazy some days, I have a job that allows me to pay my bills and to have extra money to do things like go to my friend's wedding in Maine. I want to notice that I have a car that runs well, in spite of the fact that I neglect its upkeep. When I notice people walking in the increasing cold air, I am especially grateful for this.

But if I'm completely honest, when I think of the word notice, I think of this: I want people to notice me. I want to be noticed as a friend who takes care of pets at a moments notice. I want to be noticed as a friend who still sends cards on birthdays and special events. I want someone to notice me and realize how much better their life could be with me in it.

I know the first thoughts of notice are so much more important than my second thoughts. If I can just keep this in mind - God notices me - all will be well. If I can thank God for those things that I notice and ask for his guidance to show me the things that I'm not noticing, his presence will be the only thing I want and I won't even notice what I don't have. I will have everything I need.


  1. Love your words today and you are so right. You will have everything you need.

  2. Another wonderful post. [Love the FMF link-up because I'm also in awe of - and inspired by - everyone's perspective, and creative take on, the words.....].


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