I'm a sucker for word prompts. And I love Five Minute Fridays; the idea of five minutes of free-flow writing, based on a word posted by The Gypsy Mama each week. Others link up too, on their own posts. The word for this week is Tender.
I want to come out of what seems like a blog hibernation. I didn't think I could do it with this word. It kind of rubbed me the wrong way at first, and I was really hoping this would be the week I got a jump-start on my writing again. I told myself I haven't had time, and I needed space to think and be and consider and not write as much, but I think that was only half the story. In a way I probably pushed myself away from writing, my second pulse. I think this week showed me that it's time I got back to it, being tender to myself and showing myself grace. I pray I will be open to the places I feel God is calling me to write.
The only things I thought of for the word Tender this week were babies and people who fall in love and then have weddings (this is, of course, a very happy thing by the way:) ), and hamburgers (don't ask). And then, that I sense that God is tender with me, that He shows me gentleness and kindness and love beyond my understanding. I guess this word isn't so bad after all.