(I participate with a group of writers in a weekly “Five Minute Friday” writing exercise. In response to a word prompt, each writer sits down for five minutes for “no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.” This is also described as a sort of writing flash mob and a great form of “free therapy”.)
Five Minute Friday: Exhale
Catch your breath.
But don’t keep it.
Of course you need oxygen to survive.
But if you hold it in – if you hold your breath – you will die.
We are never meant to hoard or hold onto all of the good things that come our way.
And life is full of good gifts.
(To name a few…)
We should accept and celebrate these gifts.
But we should also share them just as willingly.
Jesus tells us that if we try to save our life, we will lose it.
But if we lose our life for his sake, we will find it.
Sarah’s interpretation: life is meant to be lived through sharing and sacrifice.
You can’t just keep it to yourself.
That’s not how it works.