Five Minute Friday: Unrecognized BEAUTY

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is Beauty.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here.

We all like affirmation.  We like to hear that what we’ve created is something good, whether it be delicious or beautiful or creative or amazing or pick any other positive adjective.  I love to make food for people because I enjoy the process of creating and then sharing what I’ve made with those I care about.  I love to write because I find it therapeutic and can make sense of the unbridled thoughts in my head.  But, if I really get honest with myself, I’m also craving praise.  If I made cupcakes or a cake, or a three-course meal for someone, I would have some seriously hurt feelings if I didn’t hear, “This is delicious,” or “This is the best thing I’ve ever tasted,” or “Wow.”  Something along those lines.  The same goes for my writing.  I know that what I go through in life and then write about can resonate with people and perhaps help them through what I’ve gone through too.  But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t check to see how many people have read what I’ve written, or if anyone “liked” it or commented.  What we create is an extension of our God-given gifts, and will often go unrecognized.  That’s okay.  Beauty, after all, is more beautiful when it isn’t flaunted.



About miccahmarie

I got my first Diary when I was 10. I couldn't wait to write in it at night to divulge all of the details of my day onto paper with my turquoise pen. I now find that writing has become therapeutic for me. I need time to think and sort out what is going on inside and often when I'm most emotionally heightened is when I write most creatively. My years of journaling are a compilation of written out prayers as well as lamenting poems. Now as a wife and mother, my perspectives have changed, as I reflect on who I was and who God is making me to be.
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3 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Unrecognized BEAUTY

  1. Hi Micah, affirmation from the world is a strong pull. I have struggled with this in the past with writing and with friendships. I read a book that helped if you want the title. I look forward to sharing more writing with you. I have been on an unplanned break from Five Minute Friday, but I still blog. Have a beauty-full evening! In Christ, Julie

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