Wake Up

Once again it’s Friday morning. That means it’s time for Five Minute writing, no editing. We write, as Gypsy Mama says, “For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.”

Here we go:


Ever notice how we wonder, and often ask, how the world can keep spinning when a person we love is gone from this world? But, it does. The sun comes up. The birds still sing. There are jobs still to be done, The world keeps spinning.

We have no choice, we follow along. We arise each morning. We do our daily chores. We continue with our jobs. We keep moving, but we aren’t awake. We just are.

Eventually though we wake up. Really wake up. We watch our children or grandchildren at play, we laugh at their antics. We remember tricks they played while we were sleep-walking through life.

The trick, is to force ourselves awake, even when we want to sleep. In sleep there is no pain. In sleep we forget the going of our loved one. But, in sleep, we don’t live, we don’t grow. Some sleep is needed of course. We were made to live. When we’re awake, our sleep is restful, healing, restoring our energy for the next day. Sleepwalk sleeping, is just moving through the day, not improving anything.

Good morning world. I’m awake. Are you?

That’s all there is to it.

Won’t you join us?

      1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
      2. Link back here and invite others to join in.


To read other interesting takes on the word AWAKE, or to link up your own view, visit Gypsy Mama.


2 thoughts on “Wake Up

  1. Amy

    I recently lost my grandmother, so this really spoke to me. It’s true; life keeps going, but sometimes it does take a little more to be really awake to it.


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