Five Minute Friday: View


May 24, 2013 by Beth Hess

feetEvery place I’ve ever been on this planet looks exactly the same.

When I’m looking at my own feet.

The view only changes when I look out. And up.

But again I find myself staring at my shoelaces. Downcast. In nearly every sense of the word.

My very brave husband mentions I don’t seem to be the same. Not as energetic. Not as friendly. Not, well, just not me. And I know he’s not wrong.

It’s hard to see other people when you forget to look out. And up.

Yes, my feet are dusty on what feels like the same old path. The mountain I’ve circled before (and may have to traverse again) leaves blisters on my heart as well as my heels. My laces are worn and each step looks pretty much like the last. Am I making any progress here?

The view only changes if I choose to look out. And up.

Slowly I’m shifting my gaze.

p.s. it turns out, that when I look out … and up … this is what I see:

 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!

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: View

  1. Thank you for sharing! Lots of love and hugs from here in Michigan!

    Ashley- Fellow FMF blogger!


  2. laurenhuss says:

    Keep looking up and out, Beth! Beautiful words!


  3. Feeling sorry for myself as I’ve a cold and have spent the day in bed, your words are just what I need to hear, and you’ve written it so beautifully.Love it.


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