Friday, May 18, 2012

Perspective: Five Minute Friday Fun

Happy Friday! {Stick around here for any length of time and you'll learn that I am a big, no huge, fan of Fridays!}

Today, I'm joining a little shindig at The Gypsy Mama's blog called Five Minute Fridays. I've wanted to participate in the fun for a while, but I haven't worked up the guts to do it until today. That being said, here goes nothing!

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.



It's funny that we're suppose to talk about, write if you will, about perspective. That very word has been on my mind this week. What does perspective mean? Do I have a "good" perspective? I know many times I don't. I focus on what I perceive, while giving little attention to reality or truth. One day I was walking at our local River Walk, when I decided that I would take the same trail backwards. Suddenly everything I was used to seeing looked different. The only thing that had changed was my view of the walk. Perspective. Makes sense that things change when our perspective changes. I think I can get used to this, if only I would apply the concept to my physical life. What would it mean today to change my perspective? What would I see? It's a challenge I'm giving myself. You in?


Are you brave enough to join the fun? Give it a shot!

Hey, is it cheating to go back and add letters you may have left out. ;)

In His Name,



Mrs. Pedersen said...

Love your take on the "different" perspective!

Angel said...

Thank you for your encouragement in your words... I enjoyed reading your perspective on perspective ;)

Dionne said...

It is true how our perspective really affects seeing truth or reality. Yes, if we stop and breathe a moment...take the moment in...we will see something new. Stopping by from Gypsy Mama.

RosieBoo said...

I'm going to walk backwards sometime soon. :-) Love your blog...Five Minute Friday find! Hang in their single heart aches for marriage too...and I'm way older than you...but never give up on a hope deferred. <3

Jennifer said...

@Mrs. Pedersen: Thanks! It takes physically changing my view for this stubborn girl to gain perspective!

@Angle: Thanks a bunch!

@Dionne: Right? I have to make a conscious decision to stop and breath or I will keep pushing through until nothing makes sense any more.

@RosieBoo: haha you should! Thanks so much for your encouragement! I'm glad to know that we can entrust our hopes deferred to His hands!! :)

TW said...

Awesome post! It's pretty rad to see familiar things in new ways, isn't it?

Also, Five Minute Fridays are such a great challenge. I'm glad we're participating in them together.

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much, Tw! It definitely is- it can make all the difference.

Me too! I have to admit it was harder than I thought it would be.