Friday, May 26, 2017

Joy Complete in a Visit


To participate in Five Minute Friday, all you have to do is write for five minutes on the word of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post here.  This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.

Today's prompt:  VISIT


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I love to visit. It's kind of an old-fashioned pastime these days. My world seems caught up in texts and tweets...short bursts of computerized conversations; so I love when I can slow down and take a moment to actually converse eyeball-to-eyeball with someone. 

I've learned so much about people, just by stopping to visit. 

The world doesn't really need to rush from activity to activity. 

We all need to slow down, make contact with strangers, who might need a friendly smile and two minutes of conversation. 

Today, I encourage us all to take time to tangibly connect with our words. Reach out to our loved ones, let them know we are thinking about them, praying for them, missing them. 

I imagine a visit will lift our spirits as much, if not more, than it does for the ones with whom we are visiting. 

...TIME'S UP! 

Who comes to mind you can visit today?

I have much more to say to you,
but I don't want to do it with paper and ink.
For I hope to visit you soon and talk with you face to face.
THEN OUR JOY WILL BE COMPLETE.

15 comments:

  1. It's my pleasure to visit you today. Sweet words of encouragement about what it means to others to visit. Thanks for your hospitality. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Debby. Happy Visiting!

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  2. You made a point that so struck me ... "I imagine a visit will lift our spirits as much, if not more, than it does for the ones with whom we are visiting." It is so true. Most times I leave a visit feeling more blessed than the one whom I visited.
    I think this is my first visit here, so may I say, "Nice to meet you!" Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Yes, I am the same in feeling uplifted after visiting with someone. Such a blessing! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Visiting!

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  3. I enjoy a visit no matter how long or short or the manner in which I get it. These days people are rushed and some visits are via some digital device but I don't mind as long as we are still connecting. The days of the front porch visits do seem to be old-fashioned as people take to their backyard decks and privacy fences. I think I even wrote a post about that once upon a time after a visit with an old friend. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Yes, no matter the duration, visits are a blessing. I love we can use social media to connect, though a face-to-face visit will always be my favorite. Thanks for stopping by.

      PS...After poking around your blog, I realize we are practically neighbors! I'm in the Upstate, but frequently visit the Charleston area, as my son attends college there. Absolutely LOVE your coasters, and will be visiting your Etsy shop soon. Happy Weekend!

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  4. Yes, visits are a wonderful blessing. I remember how as a young mother I would get a little perturbed at my grandma for stopping in unannounced for a visit. Often the house was a mess and the dishes piled up so I was embarrassed. Looking back I now realize that she didn't care about those things. She just wanted to see the children and me. She wasn't being thoughtless or rude but was doing what she grew up doing. If you were in the neighborhood you just stopped by to chat and say "hi" to loved ones. She has passed away and what I wouldn't give for her to just show up on my doorstep unannounced just to chat a bit.

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    1. Oh, I know exactly what you mean! Incidentally, my Momma & Daddy stopped by unannounced (she lives over 100 miles away) this week. Our house was in a state, but I took a deep breath...and then relished their visit. It's not often I get to see them, and as they advance in years, I try to grasp what is really important...spending time with them.

      Thanks for your lovely comment and stopping by. Happy Writing and Happy Weekend!

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  5. HI Larri,
    I made a decision to take 30 minutes and visit as many FMF writers as I could. Share if I could as well. I joined you on Twitter. great post - good ideas - real visits in my calendar too.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. Thank you, Janis! What a great idea! I will try to do the same this weekend. Thanks for the shout-out on twitter & follow. I'll be sure to look you up and reciprocate. Enjoy your scheduled visits and Happy Weekend!

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  6. Larri, you're so right! Today I had the opportunity to visit - via Facebook - with an old friend from high school. We had not talked in decades, but it was like the intervening years were just a few hours' time.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/05/your-dying-spouse-315-victory-fmf.html

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    1. Those are the best kinds of visits, Andrew, when we can pick up where we left off with an old friend. So happy you were able to reconnect through a visit. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to reading your posts. Happy Writing!

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  7. great post larri:) i had a fun and unexpected visit just today because i expressed a need on fb. i was working on a project for vbs and couldn't find my glue gun! i tho't i might have loaned it out! someone responded that she had one she could bring by. we had a fun visit after my breakfast and before she finished her errands. delightful morning!

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    1. Unexpected visits are probably one of my favorites, because I feel those are the ones with which God wants us to stop and make connections. Glad you had a delightful visit this week. Thanks for stopping by, Martha! I'll be visiting your Gritty Grace blog soon. :)

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  8. forgot to tell you that i'm at number 34 this week (i think) i'm grittygrace.com

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