Friday, January 17, 2014


Lisa-Jo Baker challenges us every Friday to write. Just write.  No editing, no over-thinking, no backtracking (that's the hardest one for me - no backtracking!  Yeah, I see the error.).  For five minutes - and no more - with her prompt.

Today's prompt is "ENCOURAGEMENT".  I will be linking this post over there. Come join the challenge!

Timer's set.


She always says I’m pretty.  That I look so amazing that day.  She tell me that I glow.  She says I look so good in my outfit.

She makes me want to be her friend.  She makes me want to stay close. 

I smile when I see her coming my way.  She brightens up my day.

Now, I don’t always think all those things, but when she says them, I want to believe them.  It makes me stand a little taller.  She makes me want to smile back.  To say wonderful things to others. 

Her brightening my day makes me want to brighten someone else’s day.  To pay it forward.

You see, the compliments don’t flow off my tongue.  Not that I don’t think things; it just sometimes feels awkward to say them.  But, she makes me feel brave.  She makes me want to be her when I grow up.

She gives me strength that I can pass on to others.  She builds me up and often doesn't know how very much I need that building up. 

She encourages me.  To live up to who I am.  Or who I am supposed to be.  To whose I am.

Thank you, friend.  You are my hero.

STOP.  Time's up.

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  1. How beautiful! It is such a blessing to have people like this in your life, who bring the sunshine along with the strength. Thank you for sharing! - Katy, visiting from five minute friday

  2. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Lady Dorthy you are the encourager and you are that kind of are a very special lady that I thank God came into my life when I so needed prayer and encouragement.....during the time my precious MIL was so crippled with dementia and my son was acting up. In fact I think you mentioned he was under prayer arrest...(am I right?) Now this Tuesday he goes to Basic Training for the Army National Guard....and your prayers helped make him the man he is today...a wonderful husband and father. Thank you!

  3. You are amazing! I don't write well under pressure but you sure do.


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