5 Minute Friday: On Forgetting

5 minute friday

Today I’m linking up to 5 Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama. The premise is simple…

Got five minutes? Here’s a great way to spend them.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat without editing your voice.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Pony up the comment lovefor the five minuter who linked up before you.

Today’s prompt:

On Forgetting…

So often in these days of juggling, of trying to maintain, I find myself remembering things forgotten. It’s ironic…things forgotten until it is too late come flooding into my mind at the most unhelpful times…

in the middle of the night

when I try to catch a quiet moment

during time spent with my family

I try not to forget. I try to keep everything running smoothly. But there is always something falling through the cracks…

the laundry that never made it into the dryer

the vital ingredient for dinner that never made it onto the shopping list

When my mind is bombarded with the shortcomings, once again I have a choice. How will I respond? It seems I write about this choice frequently…perhaps I need to hear it more than anyone.

What do I choose to do in the moment? Dwell on what went wrong? Or give myself some grace and move forward?

Beating myself up over it won’t help anyone. It won’t change the laundry’s sour smell, or keep my dear husband from making yet another trip to the store.

It won’t create a peaceful, grace filled atmosphere in my home either. I must choose to look ahead, knowing I will probably forget again, but rejoicing in grace.

STOP

 

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