Today’s writing prompt for Five Minute Friday is she.

As I thought about what I would write, I immediately wanted to join the word she with a verb.

She went.
She was.
She spoke.
She danced.

Any number of verbs would work for the situation. But then I thought about all the times in my life where I felt I didn’t measure up to those verbs or the adjectives that would make a complete sentence.

She went with courage.
She was beautiful.
She spoke truth.
She danced gracefully.

These are all things that we can do with our God given mind, body, and talents. Maybe for me dancing is not graceful and just fun, but I can dance better than Elaine from Seinfeld.

See there it is, the comparison. The trap that we’re quickly lured into and begin to believe ourselves to be less than. For today the word She will stand alone. Because being she is enough.

If you’re not familiar with Five Minute Friday, they send out one word writing prompts on Thursdays. Writers are encourage to free write for 5 minutes. You’re not supposed to edit and rewrite just throw some thoughts and words on a page. As you read the above and edit with the writers eye, your grace is appreciated.

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  1. “Because being she is enough.” I love this! What a great five minutes of thoughts – a great response to “she”, thanks for sharing!

  2. Amen, thank you for this blessed post and lesson to be had. So beautifully spoken. Blessings.
    Visiting from FMF#8

    1. Thank you Paula for stopping by! Look forward to reading what you have to offer in 5mf.

  3. “ For today the word She will stand alone. Because being she is enough.”

    Thank you for sharing this truth. Comparison steals my joy far too frequently. I am stopping by from Five Minute Friday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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