Five Minute Friday: Real

It’s Friday and you know what that means!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
Here are my best five minutes on: REAL


In a world where so many things are not real it’s nice to come across the things that are.

So much of our lives are lived online, it’s rare to connect with a real person…well…ever.
If I wanted to, I could avoid ever talking to, interacting with or seeing another person.
Virtually everything we need can be done online.

Don’t get me wrong, I love that I can order anything (including groceries), attend church, video conference, write letters, sign petitions, support ministries, look through photo albums of friends I haven’t seen in years, instant message and so many other things, anytime of the day, without ever changing out of my pj’s or leaving the house.

However, it makes me all the more aware that I must make a conscious effort to build real relationships. I must be deliberate about real compliments, real “Thank you’s” and real “How are you doing(s)?” Or, no matter the intention, it is lost in translation from keyboard to screen.

We can get almost anything we want now, as long as we have the cash or credit to back up the desire. The thing that we can’t get, no matter how much money or time or resources we have, is the ability to be 100% authentic or… real.

It takes time, awareness, sacrifice, investment…but it is so worth it.


OK, are you ready? What does real mean to you?

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.


7 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Real

  1. Pingback: 5 Minute Friday: A Day With My Daughter | pinchofgrace

  2. Joy, what a perfectly appropriate name you have. This blog and your writings are a joy. I love this concept of 5-minutes: now Go! No overthinking… just go. I love that. Thank you for sharing.

    • Gina,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement. Truly. The timing could not be better! Thank you for reading and commenting. I am so grateful.

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