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.


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

  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.

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

  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. :)

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

  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). :)

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


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