Today I'm linking up with Five Minute Friday, writing for five minutes on this week's prompt: BLESSING.
Holiday weekends do not always feel like a blessing.
School finished for Jonathan last Wednesday. Since he did not have high school exams, he went to day camp for five days during that period. He enjoyed being with his friends and having those structured days. But his summer day camp doesn't start till next Tuesday. So we have a five-day period of trying to keep him happy and content. That's not always easy, when he doesn't seem all that interested in some of the things that used to give him pleasure.
Richard was going to take him to the nearby beach today, but it is raining and cool -- not much of a beach day. Richard works a 12-hour shift tomorrow (Canada Day) and a 12-hour night shift on Sunday. We don't really have anything too interesting or exciting going on -- just the same old.
Maybe sometimes it's OK not to gush about our abundant blessings. I'm not ungrateful or complaining, honest -- just stating the reality. And reality can be kind of "meh" now and then.
Maybe it's OK just to believe that I am blessed and loved by God even if that doesn't translate into warm, inspirational feelings in the moment.
Maybe it's OK to look back at five minutes of writing on an upbeat word like "blessing" and think, Hey, this is all I got, and I'm putting it out there.