Buck nekid! That’s how my four year old likes to streak through the house at night before it’s time for her to jump into the bathtub. And her brother, five years ago – when he was the same age – enjoyed the very same thing. Isn’t it funny how two so very different personalities separated by nearly 5 years could be filled with the same wild abandon? Their little bodies, bared, without a care in the world.
That’s how blogging makes me feel. Truly. I expose my heart with wild abandon and there are times, be thankful this isn’t phsycially true, that I feel bare. Exposed for all to see and judge. And every once in a while, I must remind myself that I signed up for this. Literally. Especially as I reveal my concerns for my children’s hearts and minds.
In the grand scheme of things, though, I do believe that this exposing of the very things that matter to me will resonate with others. Maybe even others for whom the thought of laying bare their own hearts is far too scary. And it is! It is nerve-wracking to let others read your heart in the words that are written. Especially when those words come out in a rush and tumble of passionate thought that hasn’t quite been worked through yet.
Ultimately, we connect. Hearts laid bare on the screen are connected word by word. And it is good. Oh yes indeedy! It is good.
I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday prompt. This community writes for 5 minutes on a one-word prompt without editing. Then we link up and make sure to encourage another writer, or five, as well. This act reminds me of why I love being part of something bigger than myself every. Single. Week! Click the button below to join in.