Last night, for the second week in a row, I went to the FMF Twitter pre-party! I engaged with tweets, asked a question or two, and even responded to at least one! Then…my eyelids do this thing called lowering and I’m just plain finished for the day. I said goodnight and honestly? I was sound asleep by 9:20! Kate Motaung, the hostess with the mostest, does an excellent job of getting everyone corralled and on-task! Five Minute Friday is in its fifth year (I think) and you can read all about it here. If YOU would like to try your hand at a free-write for five minutes, and you don’t have a blog, please feel free to use the comment box. I’d love to read how you feel or how you see this week’s word prompt.
(This isn’t me although it resembles my rear image!)
I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, “You can be lonely and be with someone, it is better to be ALONE than to be with someone and be lonely.”
I enjoy being ALONE. And, I enjoy being ALONE at home. Our home is where I energize, where I’m fully charged and functional. I have never been afraid of being alone, or staying by myself – ever!
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I’m (actually) never alone. I have my Three Best Friends with me at all times: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Yes, I talk to them out loud when I’m alone! No, I’m not nuts!
Our friend, David, spent a lot of time alone and of course, what did he do? He wrote. We call them Psalms – and oh how they bless us today. When David was taking refuge in EinGedi, he wrote Psalm 63, in verse three and four he says,
“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live (*even when I’m alone*); in your name I will lift up my hands.”
Just because I enjoy being alone doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy being with people – because I do. One-on-one is great, a small crowd of four is fine too. But in a crowd? I find a place to sit alone and hope I meld into the background!
How about you? Do you like to be alone? If you want, write about it in the comments.
I’m at Kate’s today: