Five Minute Friday: Graceful

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September 7, 2012 by Beth Hess

It’s harder to float when the current is moving swiftly. The moves are not as relaxed as head back, arms out. The whole process – far less graceful.

As the water moves faster and in more directions, it’s harder to distinguish my floating from my paddling.

So these days I’m learning about floating through the rapids. The back-to-school, work till 5, juggling kids, teaching class, what’s for dinner, where’s my socks, have I remembered to kiss you today kind of rush of life’s river. The kind that can crash you into the rocks without warning and whose path is harder to see past the moment.

No, it’s not as graceful as green pastures and still waters. It’s not as easy for the floating.

But it’s the perfect time to remind myself to trust the flow, more importantly, trust the One who directs the stream. Even the fast one. And enjoy the ride.

 Join the 5-minute movement at The Gypsy Momma in her 5-Minute Friday challenge. Each week she posts a word. Set your timer for 5 minutes and just write. No stopping. No editing. Only 5 minutes. Just my style!

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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Graceful

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  2. Katherine Pugh says:

    I didn’t see this yesterday – yes, it all makes sense now….Happy Saturday!

    Katherine Pugh

    “Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they will never cease to be amused!”

    From: A Coach in Your Corner >To: tarpackers2002@yahoo.com >Sent: Friday, September 7, 2012 9:13 AM >Subject: [New post] Five Minute Friday: Graceful > >Beth Hess, Life Coach posted: “It’s harder to float when the current is moving swiftly. The moves are not as relaxed as head back, arms out. The whole process – far less graceful. As the water moves faster and in more directions, it’s harder to distinguish my floating from my paddli” >

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  3. Malisa says:

    I loved this! Trust the one who directs the current!

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  4. Sarah says:

    I really like this 🙂 trust the flow. trust the lord. love, love, love it. It’s easy to try to direct the flow but that just makes us weary. So much better to just go with it 🙂

    visiting from 5minfriday 🙂

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