5 Minute Friday: Grateful

From The Gypsy Mama Blog
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just writewithout worrying if it’s just right or not.

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

Grateful
I am grateful for many tangible things on this earth. I have the best husband in the world, the sweetest most supportive family, and the kindest and steadfast friends a girl could hope for. Hugging their necks, holding their hands, sharing life over dinner, or grabbing a coffee together—these are the real ways I can love on these tangible people.
But I am grateful for intangibles, too. I am grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Godhead three-in-one, and the fellowship of believers.
I am also eternally grateful for music.
Where would I be without it? Very few things can change my mood as quickly and effectively as a song. Very few things can express the thoughts or yearnings of my heart the way a song can. Words can be so limiting—but words and melody can come together to compensate for the burden I sometimes feel stirring in my soul. 
Music is my muse. Music is my inspiration. Music makes ordinary things seem extraordinary—riding to school on the tube, doing the dishes, dinner with my sweetheart. Music can represent the best and worst of things simultaneously and still be beautiful. 

Music appeals to the dancer in me—the dancer that will exist long after the days of dancing, when I am stooped and arthritic. 
Music brings color to my world when circumstance threatens to bleed it dry, leaving only shades of gray.

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Music is incredible—its depth and its intricacies—and for it, I am grateful. 
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5 thoughts on “5 Minute Friday: Grateful

  1. Had a great time at the beach. Missed you guys. Georgia was funny the first time she “hit the beach.” She kind of hopped around a little until she got used to the shifting sand under her feet. Then she was okay. Never got brave enough to get her feet wet, but still seemed to like the surf.

    Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving.

  2. (Oops – I deleted my first comment because it was from my Gmail account which isn't actually my Blogger account – sorry about that!)

    I was going to say…

    Thanks for your sweet comment over at my blog. So nice to connect with a fellow ex-pat!

    Such a great list of things to be grateful for – music is on my list too!

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