Five Minute Friday: Enjoy

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The word for this week’s Five Minute Friday free-write is “enjoy.”  (Click on the image above to find some other great posts in the linkup too.) Here goes:

I’ve often said that I am content with my life but sometimes I wonder, “Do I take the time to really enjoy my life? Do I sit back and appreciate the gifts, large and small, that God has given me?”  These are some good questions to consider as we are smack-dab in the middle of November and headed for Thanksgiving here soon.

Speaking of being thankful for things, I think there is one way I have been starting to enjoy and appreciate my life more.  Over the last few months I have tried to participate daily in The Prayer of Examen.  In doing this, I take time to look back over a 24-hour time period and ask myself a couple questions: “Where have I found joy?” and “What has drained me?” At the end of this time of reflection, I thank God for being there with me through it all – both the good and the hard times.

I feel doing this regularly has helped me to look more for the little things in life to enjoy and to be thankful/grateful for these things too!  Why don’t you give it a try sometime?

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One thought on “Five Minute Friday: Enjoy

  1. Lisa McClanahan

    I can sometimes get caught up in all the things that need to be done & don’t always take the time to enjoy the day. The last couple of months I have been decluttering my life of things that consume my time that I don’t need in my life. My time with God and my family has become more of blessing to me!.

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