Here is All You've Got

It's Five Minute Friday.  Today we're writing for five minutes only about Here.

This is it.  This is all we've got.  We're here.  It's now. And we've got to make the best of it.

Sometimes Here is fantastic and it's all ice cream, sunshine, laughter and fresh air.

And Sometimes Here is cold, damp, gloomy and lonely.

Whatever Here is, we have to deal with it.  The ultimate challenge is to find joy despite the fact that Here may be at the bottom of the pit instead of at the top of the Ferris wheel.

That's when  you know you've finally become a grown-up Christian; when you look hard to find the goodness in a Here that you would prefer not to be living through.  You learn acceptance and determination and throw away the grumbling, moping and complaining.

You deal with whatever comes your way because Here is All You've Got.

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..


  1. ...and it is good to be HERE! ~Blessings

  2. absolutely amen! super outlook! we have so much to be thankful for. how we need to choose gratitude each day.

    1. I've been working on my outlook. I've spent a lot of time with senior citizens the last few years. They've taught me so much about the difference ones outlook on life makes as one ages.

  3. So true. HERE and NOW are all we have. Yet, we second-guess so much of the past, and worry about the future! Thanks for a good reminder. :-)

    1. As a future live-r, living in the present is a real challenge for me.

  4. Always working on overcoming the grumbling, moaning, and complaining. Love you, Maria