I have been known to overthink things from time to time. That includes me writing. We do need to be careful with our words and weigh our words. Polishing it up is a good idea most of the time as well. That said, I love to do a free write from time to time. Joining in with Five Minute Friday is so much fun for me. No pressure! Simply a word prompt on twitter (#fmfparty) on Thursday night and then write. No overthinking or editing. There is a linkup on Friday at http://katemotaung.com where we can read other’s five minute free write. This week’s prompt is: TRY
I tried hard not to gag as I took a drink out of my water without looking first. I was too absorbed in the world around me to take the time to look down. Unfortunately, reality quickly bumped into me. LITERALLY!
There was a fly jostling around against my lip. Oh so gross! *Shivers* I wasn’t near a sink and for some reason tried to hold the water in instead of just drinking what was in my mouth. The fly was still floating lifelessly in the glass. I made a mad dash for the sink desperately trying not to trip over the cat standing between me and relief.
Hurdler’s had nothing on me as I sailed over Tootsie and spewed water all over the kitchen sink. Spitting and rinsing my mouth out repeatedly. Yuck!
Now I’m sure some of you are saying, “Come on, it’s just a fly” and I get that. Heck I’ve swallowed too many bugs to count due to my tendency to open my mouth a “bit” more often than most. More than anything it was the startle factor for me. I was off in “la-la land” and just about let something slip right in and contaminate me.
Father, please help me pay more attention to what I’m taking in. I want to keep my eyes focused on You and try to be more aware of what I allow into my life.