For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?
- 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
Remember, the words we choose and the words we use leave imprints that cannot be erased.
Remember to think before you speak, be impeccable with your word, say what you mean and mean what you say. Tell the truth, don't be afraid.
How many times have I let my child slip out the door with eyes rolling, shoulder's shrugging, feelings hurt, anger brewing, just wanting to escape me, and my words?
Remember to say what you mean. Remember that when I am shouting about things not to be forgotten, spilled milk, bickering brothers, bed's unmade, teeth unbrushed, or forgotten lunch boxes, what I am really saying is I LOVE YOU, truly, madly, deeply with every bit of my soul. I LOVE YOU and I want the best for you.
Remember to say what you mean. My words can sound like mistrust, and lack of support. When I am repeating for the hundredth time.........make good choices, call me and check in, don't go to that party, I don't want you out so late.....Remember, please remember, that what I am really saying is I LOVE YOU more than life itself. I want the best for you always. I don't want you to have to make my mistakes, and learn the hard way, because it is too much for a young person to endure. I need you here and I worry about your safety. I LOVE YOU and I trust you but I don't trust the world to be good enough for you.
Remember to say what you mean. I grumble and I sigh loudly while banging pots and pans. I storm around picking up this, and putting away that, in a fury. I snap and allow my temper to show. Remember that what I am really saying is I LOVE YOU, and I need you to love me back, help me, I cannot do it all, I am tired, I am stressed, and I need you to be here, present with me, right now.
I need to remember, because I love you and when I cannot just grab you and say what is written on my heart instead of shouting orders, attempting to maintain control, trying so hard to protect you, I am not leaving you with a very good way to remember me.
I am trying to remember........