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 http://katemotaung.com/five-minute-friday/. This week's word is Turn
Turn over a new leaf.
Turn the page.
Turn the corner.
All ways of saying a fresh start or improvement. Like last week's word "leave", turn is a tough one too. Turn takes courage sometimes. There is comfort in old habits. Who knows what's around that corner you are about to turn.
But as the Bible verses from Ecclesiastes that The Byrds' song "Turn, Turn, Turn" are based on tell us, there is a right time for every purpose under heaven. God tells us that there is a season for everything. And when that season is past, we must be prepared to turn the page and see what the next verses say.
If we stay on the same road all of the time, we are going to keep seeing the same things. But if we make a turn, there are new adventures waiting for us. Like Tom Hanks at the end of "Cast Away", you can try to go back the way you came and back to something that isn't there anymore, or you can turn onto a new road for something even better than what you had.
It's your turn to have the life you've wanted. Turn over that new leaf.