5 Minute Friday: Beautiful

Real life suspended for a day. Sun glimmering off green water. Ice cream truck treats. Laughter and watermelon. Cheesy glowing necklaces and really loud music. Hot summer breezes that caress sun-kissed skin. Picnics full of summer food. Crowds and chatter. A quilt to sit on. Parades. Flags waving. Neighborhood firecrackers. The Star Spangled Banner. Red, white and blue. Misty eyes and a lump in the throat.
Faces upturned, glowing in fireworks’ light.  Beautiful.

Five Minute Friday
Set your timer for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.  


  1. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to relive the beauty found in yesterday’s celebration of Independence! Here is to the freedom we find as we let go and allow God to BE all He can be through us each & every moment of the day. This is true beauty, indeed!

  2. Perfect! Thank you for sharing your post on FMF!

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