Five Minute Friday: Stretch

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Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


The alarm goes off and I jolt awake. It’s a new day, and I stretch into it. Taking a deep breath and reaching my hands as high as I can and pushing my so down so far they flail out. I make myself as long as possible–stretching into this new day–wondering what it holds. After my stretch, my feet hit the floor and it starts.

It’s true about most things–you kinda have to stretch into them. Take that moment. That deep breath. Feel it from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. Air expanding deep in your lungs.

A walk down the aisle, vows exchanged, more deep breaths and stretching of the heart to allow this one in. Forever.

One more deep breath, one more push, just a bit more stretching, and a baby is in my arms and I’m a Mommy.

Then my fingers hit the keyboard and I start writing.

Life is  like that. You just have to take that moment, that deep breath and stretch into it. And then…


This post is linked with thanks to:

Company Girl Coffee
Favorite Things Friday
Weekend Whatever
Faith Filled Friday
Just for Fun Friday
Homemaking Link-Up


  1. Denise Oldham says:

    Nice post.

  2. Taking the moment and stretching into it….I am there, I am there. Beautiful words and heart!

  3. Love it… Very well said and for only having 5 minutes to write it.. You’re good!

  4. I love Friday mornings because Lisa-Jo requires us to stretch into our writing and let things happen! Loved what you shared today.

  5. I liked what you wrote. I like the freedom Friday brings as we participate in the fun of 5 Minute Friday. I like reading the different things everyone comes up with. I loved the suspense when you ended leaving me wondering what you would say next. But didn’t say!!

  6. Lovely friend! We’re neighbors today at Finding Joy :) Blessings!

  7. Beautiful. I really like your style of writing. ;)

  8. Deep breaths and stretching. Always connected. Happy Friday!

  9. Cherry Warrick says:

    Good description of stretching through all the things that life brings to us!

  10. StefanieYoungBrown says:

    Lovely post… Yes, stretching into life ~ love the visual.
    Have a wonderful Friday…

  11. Chelle Wilson says:

    Life is like that. You just have to take that moment, that deep breath and stretch into it. And then…”
    What a powerful way to start the day. This evoked so many images….pre-run, before the first step in a dance, before the bell rings, before the curtain lifts…
    Lovely. I’m so glad I read your FMF.
    Peace and good to you

  12. I loved this!! Such a beautiful picture of stretching to each new life stage. Thank the Lord He gives us strength and endurance to survive the initial newness of each new step. Stretching is such a blessing!

  13. Presently stretching with extra loved one’s under one roof and the need to take deep breaths often through the day:)))) There is a time and a season for everything!

  14. Oh girl….what a great write! We started on the same path late into the night and took it different directions and I LOVE that! yes…the stretchmarks of life.

    So blessed by you. thanks for stretching yourself here in this space. Oh what God can do through you!

  15. All of life . . . one big stretching into. Nice write . . . while I was sleeping. :)

  16. That’s great! I love that! Stretching into things….

  17. “Stretch into them” I like that. So true.

  18. HopeUnbroken says:

    Yes, stretching into them. And it’s much easier to go with it, than resist :-)
    Enjoyed your words here!

  19. Oh I love the direction you went with this! Beautiful! What a journey, it’s all stretching and growing, from one even to the next.

  20. Oh yes, so many life experiences require a lot of stretching. And patience! :)

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