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Five Minute Friday: Should

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

I am constantly looking for signs, my own personal burning bush to show me what I should be doing and this week's prompt is my signal that I need to get back to writing my blog. That I should be writing.

I've thought a lot about this word since seeing this video of Oprah and Tony Robbins.  In it he says we should all over ourselves and that if we want to see change in our lives we should change should to must. That is when we actually do the things, when we change that one word.

I should have done laundry today.

I should have pulled weeds.

I should have posted this on Friday instead of Saturday.

I should pray more.

I should trust God.

What would happen if I changed those shoulds into action. Maybe not as strong as must, because laundry and weeds aren't life changing. But if instead of shoulding all over myself, what if I just got off my duff and did those things instead of sitting around feeling bad about myself for not doing them.

And what if the answer to putting my life together is as simple as praying more and trusting God. Would my life be like the mosaic above - a bunch of broken pieces of "should of's" and could of's" that once put together become a beautiful life. 

This is what I should do - take action and do the things I keep putting off in order to have the life that is waiting for me.


  1. I thought of that same Tony Robbins quotation when I read the prompt! I could not remember exactly how he put it, so thank you for reminding me. I definitely need this motivation in my life. I definitely do a lot of shoulding all over myself. :) Thanks for sharing and I hope your "take action" mindset goes well this week! Visiting from FMF!

  2. Visiting from FMF. Reading about "Should" through many words! Nice post. Your list looks familiar.

  3. i enjoyed your post andrea:) you are right. somehow "should" seems loaded with guilt and if a person is watching life pass them by! what a sad way to live:( especially for christians to live!


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