19 November, 2016

Five-minute Friday: Being Prompted to "Enjoy"

For today's post, I am following the one-word prompt from Kate at Heading Home. This has been a good way to keep me on track posting somewhat regularly. 

If you want to join us, click that link to her blog. Every Friday is a new word, and the only rules are: 
Write for 5 minutes. 
Link your post on hers. 

It's pretty cool, and I find a new blog every week.
(Now if only I would make the time to revisit more often during the week.)
 
This week's one-word is "Enjoy".
 
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When you're sick, this can be a hard word, and I'm trying to beat a cold right now - not enjoying that much! In the process, losing sleep - also the reverse of "Enjoy".

However, I am extremely blessed to have a wonderful husband who brings out the best in me, and who always finds the positive in everything. Since today is our one day-off together, we had planned to go to a major marketplace today, and we did, tired as I was. 

Of course, I enjoyed it. It's been a glorious autumn day, warm enough that we decided to walk home, and even had our coats off by the halfway point. The sky is clear - no visible Beijing-smog! Another great gift to enjoy.

I enjoy getting out and walking. I do. It's one of my favorite forms of exercise, and here in Beijing, we do a lot of it. Left to my own devices, I might have skipped out on the exercise and missed a beautiful day.

The word prompt is "Enjoy" and today, I needed a little gentle prompting in order to fully Enjoy my day. We have come full circle.

...and Time.

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes it is hard to look past everything we don't enjoy to find that which we do!

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    1. So true. Especially when weak and tired!

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  2. Yes, sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to encourage ourselves to truly enjoy each and every moment and blessing in our lives.

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    1. I'm so glad for a spouse who helps in that regard! My tendency is to stay in bed if allowed.

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  3. I'm glad you got out and found some joy despite the dreaded cold. PS - love your blog name! And thanks for visiting me on my little old blog. :)

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    1. LOL. When I started this blog, I thought it would be much more nerd-centric. Life has changed things.

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  4. That was awesome. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the simple things, like a lovely spouse and a nice walk. I'm a big fan of both (my spouse, not yours, though he is a pretty great guy). :)

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    1. LOL. True! It's much colder and nastier now, but he still makes me laugh! :)

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