The other day my sister from another mister gave my daughter’s Girl Scout troop the assignment of writing a haiku, a three-line poem which comprises five syllables in the first line, three syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the concluding line. She so enjoyed this assignment that I thought I would give it a try for this week’s Five Minute Friday with the prompt, Family.
. . . build each other up.
-1 Thessalonians 5:11
A favorite Bible verse of a dear friend and the current Beth Moore Bible study at our church, I believe 1 Thessalonians 5:11 defines Family in a nutshell. These people whom encourage and build others up are the people I call Family in my own life.
Dear. I use the word dear a lot when I refer to my friends: loyal, honest, and ever present. This term may sound a bit dated to some, but this adjective works for me. I cherish these friends and love them with deep affection, and according to Dictionary.com, this defines “dear,” so I must be on the right track. A self-described old soul in an aging body, I embrace the word dear.
And, without a doubt, I think the most important time to use dear is in prayer with the Big One above.
Thank you for all of the blessings in my life even if it takes me a while to discover them. Thank you for all of the friends who have become family. Thank you for guiding me to Kaitlyn Bouchillon’s #fmfpartysnailmail so that I may encourage others through the written word. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of an incredible man’s life. Thank you for giving a dear friend the strength to do what is right for her and her children.
Why do you write?: I write because I can put all of my feelings onto one paper. I enjoy expressing myself and my indifferent feelings. In writing I am able to say whatever I want and writing also helps me reflect on my life, especially when I write about past experiences like when I nearly burnt a building down to the ground. I learn from writing every time I write.
Describe where you write.: I write in a quiet place, usually on my desk in my room.
Who or what is your muse?: My muse is usually my teacher and the audience whom is going to read my paper.
Three wishes . . .: If I had three wishes, my first wish would be to be happy in my life. My second wish would be to know what my future holds so that I do not have to worry in my life as much. My third wish would be for the safety of my family because I care deeply about my family.
Favorite childhood book, and why?: My favorite childhood book is Harry Potter, because Harry Potter is so intense and it has several books in the series.
Explain when is your ideal time to write.: My ideal time to write is when I'm by myself and when it is dark, cold, or rainy outside. This is because I love being outdoors. I write usually at night.
Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I would reread Harry Potter because I absolutely love the Harry Potter book series and it never gets old.
E-book or print? Why?: I prefer print because I am old fashioned and I do not like technology much and I feel like I would get easily distracted while using an E-book
Favorite magazine, and why?: My favorite magazine is Sports Illustrated because I love sports and I love to follow everything that is happening in the sports world.
What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: I would like readers to take away my creativeness and what I'm writing about as a whole and get something out of that.