Friday, February 25, 2011

Don’t look a 5-minute gift horse in the mouth


Picture the Sistine Chapel ceiling. While you are doing so, hum something from Handel’s Messiah, and imagine you are consuming a French pastry, say pain au chocolat, which requires 16 steps and an entire day to create. And it would really help make The Prude’s point if you were snuggled deep inside an afghan someone knit or crocheted for you, preferably someone who has competed in some sort of marathon and read War and Peace.

Of course you see the common denominator here  (I chose denominator over bond because it is still Math and Science Week).
All of the above accomplishments require talent and commitment.
Most of all they require that those gifted with creative or physical prowess also muster up enough stick-to-it-iveness to get the job done.

Alternately, The Prude can do almost anything in 5 minutes.
She can diet for 5 minutes.
Exercise for that span of time.
Knit anything for 300 seconds before it becomes hopelessly tangled.
She can throw together casseroles in the blink of an eye.
She can usually come up with 300 words or less for this blog which can be read in less than 5 minutes.

 But she can’t seem to master much of anything that requires intensive effort and skill.

This had her a little blue earlier this week.
Is a 5 Minute Gift a gift worth having? Can it make a difference?
Why keep writing a blog that not only has nothing significant to say, but says insignificance in such a confusing and mis-typed manner?

Then Thursday happened.  The Prude had fun writing her blog.
She enjoyed each comment. 
She took heart.

So God decided to give her a 5-minute gift? So be it.
He also blessed her with people willing to take five minutes from packed-full days and read her fluffiness.

Thank you, friends, for the encouragement.
The Prude will give her Gift Horse with a short hug, and go take her 5 minute shower.

Embrace your own Gift Horse this weekend, and if you have 5 minutes to spare on Monday, please come back for a visit!

4 comments:

Wallydraigle said...

This is one of the first things I check when I wake up in the morning, (hopefully) before the kids are awake. It always makes me laugh! You are one funny lady. It's a gift!

Lori said...

It's a joy to spend five minutes with you each day via your blog. It's a dose of good-tasting medicine. You are clever.
Prude,I'm a fan of your writing: skits, book, stories and blog posts!

Tammy said...

Even when I don't have time to comment... your blog is always my favorite morning read! So I thank you for sharing those 5 minutes with us.

bethBA said...

Ah...you're my 5-minute coffee break - since i don't drink coffee!