Friday, September 13, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Mercy

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

Five minutes on mercy...


I picked Henry up from his after-school program last night and he was bouncing and ready to go.  Until he remembered that he was supposed to get a prize from the prize box.  We turned around to go check with his teacher and according to her record-keeping, he needs one more check mark before he earns his prize.

He left a little upset.  Apparently there's something in the prize box that he really wants, and he is worried that someone else is going to take it.  I started a life-lesson/lecture about how we can't always have exactly what we want the instant we want it.  Then I stopped.  Because he wasn't the one who really needed that lecture.  I just gave it to myself inside my head.

Our washing machine has been broken for over a week.  I really want to get a new one, but that's not in the budget right now.  I've been to the laundromat once and washed some essentials in the kitchen sink.  It hasn't been awful that's what I keep telling myself.  Even if I have a pile of laundry growing ever bigger, every day; I am still more blessed and fortunate than 95% of the rest of the world.  My troubles are tiny compared to many people in my own community.  I thank God for that small mercy.

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