Andria Flores

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary



Five Minute Friday is a weekly writing challenge in which hundreds of people participate. Everyone writes for five minutes on one word issued every Friday at 12:01am. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. 

The challenge for me is not the first five minutes of writing. It is to abandon perfectionism in the minutes that follow…




When my life is moving faster than the speed of light, it is the ordinary moments that contain the living. The breathing-it-all-in moments. The moments I cherish like a treasure clasped tightly in my fist. The ordinary moments capture my attention in an extraordinary wayand confirm to me I am really living.

All the other moments in some way or another seem to belong to someone or something else – my children, my emails, my texts, my job, my friends.

But the ordinary moments – those are mine, all mine.

seeing someone familiar with fresh eyes
unexpected hugs from sweet little arms
holding hands
snuggling under the covers
Saturday morning coffee

Ordinary moments happen every day. It’s the taking them in and making them mine that make them extraordinary. |Click to Tweet|


2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Ordinary”

    1. Awww, thank you for commenting, pattyann! Five Minute Friday rocks! This is my first shot at it, and I am sooooo hooked!

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