Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Minute Friday:Fill...

Five Minute Friday! My new favorite prompt of the week is here again. I love being able to be a part of this and the writers who share. Head over to Kate Motaung's site to read more about it!

Fill. Here we go:

There are times you look back on life, on the moments that it holds, and your heart feels so full that it's to the point of breaking. So much joy, so much pain, love and anger, laughter and tears. There are memories that you would rather forget and then there are the memories that you want to never forget. Either way, they have filled you, filled your heart. Memories serve as beautiful milestones.

There are times when my heart aches and I wish for times past. These memories shine like stars scattered and glittering across the vast expanse of my life. Some shine so brightly that every detail is a vivid reminder. Others glimmer, but are faded. Details are blurred but the beauty is still there.
These are all memories that our hearts, our hope, hold onto.

I often wish I had realized what was going on around me, how special that time was, when I experienced it. That I had seen the beauty beneath my fingertips. If going back were possible...

But perhaps that's what makes those memories shimmer so brightly, the fact that those days have come and gone and we must hold tightly to them before they slip away. Perhaps the reason that we can never appreciate the depth of beauty at the time is because we are growing. We can only see the beauty now because of where we are. We often weep for what is past but there is joy for having experienced it. These are the lights that are scattered throughout our lives, that God uses as guideposts to guide us home.

Let them fill you.


  1. Beautiful inspiration for my heart. I definitely need to look back at the blessings in my life and allow them to fill me.

  2. Memories do serve as milestones - Beautiful analogy. I'm a single mom of 5 boys whose husband left suddenly while I was pregnant with that 5th little guy. The thing about people and milestones (at least the old stone ones in our area) is that even when they're worn and scarred, they are still beautiful. They still show others the way to travel. I wouldn't have thought of that before. Thank you and God Bless...

  3. Hello Kelsea. So good to come across your profile once again and I am blessed to know you thorugh your profile as well as stopping by your blog "Live Love Give" and the post on it "Five Minute Friday: Fill". I am blessed by your post on "Fill". Very thoughtful and inspiriting post. When I go thorugh the posts of such people who share their spiritual insights on the post, I do get so much to prepare my messages for Sunday worship. I have been in the Pastoral miinistry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai, India a city with great contrast where richest of rich and poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poroest of poor with the love of Christ to bring heaiing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions tirp to work with us int he slums of Mumbai during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your friends to come to Mumbai to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during your vacation time. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. God's richest blessings on you.