I’m linking up with Kate & the Five Minute Friday gals this week, where we write about the same prompt for 5 minutes straight, no editing or over-thinking. It’s chaotic and fun and the link-up is full of some of the best women on the internet – so if you’re visiting from the link-up, welcome! And if you haven’t already, be sure to visit Kate’s site and read some of the other posts – you’ll be so glad you did 🙂
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I don’t write with poetic phrases or unique combinations of words that make your ears hum in happiness as you read them. I don’t write long posts full of beautifully described scenes or deep theological debates. I write the way I think, the way I speak. I write short and to the point because in this season of life – chasing toddlers and juggling responsibilities and working from home – I don’t have time to waste words.
While you may never hear a lengthy monologue from me, I do my best to make my words matter. I would rather hear a few inviting, loving words from a friend than the most beautiful speech ever written that never touches my soul. In this season, my heart craves deep connections that fit in a limited amount of time.
I’m so glad you’re here.
Let’s do lunch.
Can we meet for coffee?
What can I do to help you today?
Our words matter. Not the length of them. Not the number of syllables or the amount of time we spend talking. The heart behind our words matters. It’s asking how someone’s day is – then waiting for them to share. It’s about listening and receiving without turning the conversation back to yourself, your experience, how you would fix it or do it or change it or how maybe one day when I’m older/more experienced/wiser I’ll have it figured out, too.
I hear you.
Thank you for sharing you heart.
I’m so sorry you’re feeling that way.
Encouragement happens most authentically when we put aside what we want to say and choose to say what God wants to say. You are loved. You are important. You are worth it.