Five Minute Friday – Rhythm

5minutefridayToday’s word for Five Minute Friday is Rhythm.

Here are the rules:

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…

Now GO …

“I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music.”  “Listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain.”

These song lyrics are the first two things that came to mind for rhythm.

I do love music and especially those songs with great rhythm.

For example, I really like Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees.  It is easy to dance to since it is in 4-4 time.  You can dance the Electric Slide to this rhythm.  This is one of my favorite dances!

I have the CD and now really want to listen to it.  Time to dance!!

As far as the rhythm of the rain, there is something very calming and relaxing to listening to a calm and steady rain.  As long as I am inside I enjoy it and sometimes feel like all my problems and cares are washing away.

There also is the rhythm of life.  I have seen it and felt it by having a child grow inside me for 9 months, then be born, and see him grow to be 5 1/2 years old.  What an amazing journey that has been.  I have truly enjoyed and been awed by each and every step.

When I was pregnant, Ian loved to move around a lot and especially liked it when I walked.  He has his own rhythm then and still does today.

“I’ve got rhythm”  Yes I do.

Now STOP!!

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A Rainy Monday

rain“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”  — The Carpenters.

Today is a rainy Monday morning.  The sky is gray and it has been a bit hard to get going this morning.  I don’t know if this combination always gets me down, but I suppose sometimes that it can.  What do you think?

I am glad that it is the start of a new week and a new week of possibilities.  But sometimes the lack of sunshine can effect me, as it is very overcast today and wet outside.

Last week Ian and I were sick.  That was a rough week and no fun at all!!  Today, however, we are feeling lots better but not quite back to ourselves yet.  We are getting there.

Slowly but surely we have been getting better and that is a blessing.  We had lots of lazy time and that is good! Yesterday afternoon, we played “Candyland” and “Chutes and Ladders.”  What fun that was to enjoy with Ian.

I hope and pray that you will stay well!  It seems that many people get sick this time of year, so take care of yourself and get plenty of rest.

I am reminded of the quote that without the rain there are no rainbows, or something like that.  I will try to be thankful today for the rain nourishing the grass, trees, and plants outside.  This water is doing some good for nature.

Besides, have you noticed how stunning everything looks the day after a storm?  The world looks much brighter somehow.

If you too are having a rough day, may the Lord stretch His hand upon you and help you realize that it won’t last that long.  And, may we remember He is always there with us to get through the tough and rough times.

And, here is hoping for the sun to come out tomorrow!