Saturday, June 11, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Backwards

So on Fridays I link up with The Gypsy Mama, but I'm a little behind this week? Backwards maybe....hahaa....that will make sense in a minute! LOL

Here is what Lisa-Jo says about the linky party....

Take a deep breath. You made it. It’s Friday.

Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and brave and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.

This week's prompt: BACKWARDS


I had a hard time with this prompt this week. Usually a shape of an idea will come to me, and then as I ponder on it, it will develop into something else, but this week, I could only think of Benjamin Button -- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, that is.

He was born as a small old man, with geriatic types of issues...he grew backwards. He fell in love and eventually he and his love were the same age in mind and body somewhere in the middle.

So this made me think, "What if we lived our lives backwards?" or at the very least, "What if we knew from the end up until now?"

How much differently would we live our lives? "Live with the end in mind," people always say. But what if we made our decisions truly thinking of the outcome? What if my every day life was lived with the desire to BE the person who could live up to the obituary that I would want read. How differently would I live my life if I could live it backwards...see it backwards....know it backwards....

I wonder....

I wonder....

Or would it be too much...too revealing...too scary....?

Yeah, I think God has something going with the way He ordered things....

But I am be somewhat backwards....being intentional to live the life He planned for me.


So would you like to join me?



Jan Cox said... Best Blogger Tips

Just cruising from Gyspy Mama. A very interesting thought - if I knew all about life as I know it now, when I was born. I don't think that would help because it was in growing, achieving, failing, discovering that I grew to be me. And God has helped me every step of the way (even though I didn't know it until 10 years ago).

I do think He planned it so we could learn, and He could transform us.

Some days I wish I knew then what I know now. That is why I write - to help others to maybe find Him sooner and grow closer sooner.


shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

hi :)
i love the line :" What if my every day life was lived with the desire to BE the person who could live up to the obituary that I would want read"
hmmm....much to ponder.

loved it!

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