Five Minute Fridayis a great writing exercise even if you’re not blogging your treasures (memories). Your spontaneous thoughts on a given subject can reveal your personality, daily life, beliefs, etc. If you are blogging, I encourage you to join in! If you want to connect on Twitter, use the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday.

This week’s Prompt: Friends

Friends My Friends

They are the ones
I depend on,
who are there for momentous events, or when I’m bored or want a coffee


Share my values, my sorrows, my joys.
Tell the truth—sugar-coated of course—even when I’m not ready to face it
Laugh loudly
Interrupt a lot; we’re all talkers
Friends play elf together Raise kids together
Question life; take life on without any questions
Have strong shoulders, kleenex in their purses, and snarky jokes

Who are …

Soul sisters
Tear moppers, prayer warriors, food bringers, blanket sharers
Emergency contacts—actual family is too far away
Pseudo aunts and uncles to my kids, and my dog.
Source of love, laughter, and comfort
Soccer Moms and Friendsand the occasional good pass
Cheerleaders or doubters, depending on what’s needed
Consultants—fashion, parenting, food prep, relationships, writing, whatever is needed
Distractions from worrying, focusers on what’s important
Caring People

(c) Laura Hedgecock 2013

Five Minute Friday Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker, founder of “Five Minute Friday,” broadcasts a writing prompt, challenging writers to writer for five minutes only. In her words, “It’s not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. “

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