I am linking up today with Lisa Jo Baker and Five Minute Fridays. The word today is COMFORT. I am to write for five minutes without stopping, a free-flow of ideas, unedited. I am a bit out of practice, let’s see what I find.
I have this quote on our wall.
Whenever I go on a trip, I think about all of the homes I have had & I remember what little has changed about what comforts me.
And, it is true. Little has changed about what comforts me.
Rocking chairs. The smell of baking cookies in the oven. A warm smile. A hug of welcome. A soft sofa with my feet tucked under me, a book in my hand and a cup of tea steaming at my side. The laughter of my children. The reassuring grin of my husband. The clouds floating by shadowing blue sky. Water rippling in the wind. Birds singing contentedly in the trees.
The sound of life: lawn mowers cutting neighbors’ lawns, children riding by on their bicycles, dogs barking, neighbors visiting on their front porches.
Front porches bring to mind warm summer nights. Crickets chirping. Ice tea. Fireflies. Sparklers. Bare feet.
As I recall all the things that bring me comfort, I sense my shoulders relaxing, my breath deepening, my heart delighting in memories. It doesn’t take but four minutes.
I think of the Military Spouses seeking comfort today – and lift them up to the Great Comforter Himself.
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor. 1:3,4