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Joining with the #Five Minute Friday group to write for 5 minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s prompt is: Fresh.

It is really hard to stay fresh during a Lockdown – same people, same places, no routine, no plans, nothing to keep you fresh.

I have a very extroverted friend and she needs goals, so during lockdown she signs up for zoon exercise classes, zoom choirs, zoom learning etc. I always feel very lazy besides her because i just cannot be bothered with those things, they seem to zap the energy out of me as opposed to energize me, which they do for her.

So for me, I try to find a little routine like Thursday night is Pie Night!! Friday night is cocktail night!! I try a different walk with the dog, or go round a loop the other direction – not much I know, but sometimes even the little things can make a difference and bring a bit of freshness to the otherwise ‘same old, same old’.

Spiritually we are told is Psalm 92 (my Psalm of the year I think, always finding myself back here!):

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon, planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright: He is my Rock and there is no wickedness in Him.

Ps 92:13-15

So we are able to keep fresh and green and flourish, planted firmly in the Word, Praising the Lord and proclaiming He is my Rock! It may not be easy, it may take some effort, but we need to keep digging in, keep those roots going down till we come to the waters of life and drink deeply there, till we flourish once again and our drooping, wilting leaves again perk up and shine fresh and green.

17 thoughts on “Fresh”

  1. I love this post!
    My in-laws live in the UK and share a lot of your sentiments about the lockdown. In America, we are not necessarily locked down physically, but we are dealing with a social-emotional lockdown all the same. Everywhere a fresh perspective is needed! Like you, Zoom zaps my energy. I am a teacher and I’ve found that is just isn’t the tool for me. I love your idea of changing up your walking patterns to create some newness to each day. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Same old, same old, days spin past,
    nothing new the new day brings,
    time goes slowly, much too fast,
    turttle feet on eagle’s wings.
    Same same here and same same there,
    same same all the endless day,
    same same makes it hard to care
    and sometimes makes it hard to pray,
    but God, He sees the subtlety
    in what to us is dull routine,
    sees beyond our gray ennui
    to His lovely sparkle-scene
    when these dull days come to end,
    waiting for us, ’round the bend.

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  3. I agree that Zoom is draining. I think I’ve got more used to it now, but at the start of the pandemic I had no idea why I was so tired all the time. I’ve definitely explored my local area a lot more trying out fresh walks too!


  4. Your imagery is wonderful! It makes me think of the *one* houseplant I was able to keep alive for longer than a month. But barely! I always forgot to water it until I would walk by and notice its leaves all wilted and drooping. Then I’d whoosh it over to the sink and give it a good soak, and it would perk right back up. Till next time. That’s us! Without a good, steady stream of Water from the Word, we just droop and wilt. I just loved this!


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