Friday, January 10, 2014
Join me here for Five Minute Friday. Topic or word given. Write for five minutes. Easy peasy!
Today's word: See
856pm - GO
Life is a series of complete contradictions. What we see is not what 99% of people see.
I drive into my driveway and I see the sand all over the place. I see the break in the grout line that I need to get fixed. I see the light fixtures outside that I would like to have painted.
I pull into the garage. A three-car garage with just one vehicle. There is room for two. One side is full of crap. I see the crap. The things that never find their homes once they've been removed for play. I see the water stains on the floor from a leaky extra fridge...
I walk in the house and I see the hole in the wall from Benji continually breaking the door stops... which, of course, will lead to a door slam and a doorknob sized hold in the sheetrock.
I see the doghair in the floor.
I see the piles of plates, dishes, pots an everything left all over the counter because it seems I'm the only one that DOES see this and chooses to do anything about it.
I see the dirty floor. I see the weathered and worn hardwoods in need of refinishing...
I see an entire house full of imperfections..
but if I FOCUS on those, it will drive me nuts. I choose to SEE my beautiful home. I see my children have eaten cucumbers rather than chips... I see that my dogs are happy and warm and cared for.... I see that we have some minor details that need attention... but I'll see what I can do about that at a later time -- when it actually matters.
901pm - STOP