Friday, June 6, 2014

Five Minute Friday Fun: Hands

Hi friend!

What day is it? It's five minute Friday! Well at least in blog land it is.

Every Friday for over four years writers have gathered over at Lisa-Jo's place in blog land for something she calls 5 Minute Friday. It's a linky party / blogger flash mob / free writing exercise. Whatever you want to call it, I say it's just plain fun - blog land style.

Everyone spends five minutes writing on the same topic. If they have a blog, they link up to Lisa-Jo's post on that week's topic. No blog? No problem! Just leave your five minutes of writing in the comments section at Lisa Jo's place. 

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and GO!


Photobucket - moodymomma1977

So many times, when I see an elderly person's hands, I wonder.....
What have those hands "seen"?

How many times did he take her hand and lead her to dance? Only on their wedding day? Or were there dances in the kitchen as supper cooked?

How many times did they change a baby's diapers?
How many times did those hands bandage skinned knees?
Pat a baby's back to coax a burp?

What did those hands build, knit, paint, plant, sew.....?

Were they hands seen as love .....
.... by the children,
.... by a stranger,
.... by the other driver? {oopsie! watch those hand gestures}

How many tears did they wipe away?
How many runny noses did they wipe?

Paper cuts, blisters, arthritis, scars.... each tell another line of the story. 

How many times, with a gentle touch did they convey.... sympathy, love, hope, encouragement? 

Were they used to hit, shove, poke? 

How many times did they wave hello? ..... wave goodbye?

What is the story of those hands?
Hands who's story tells so much about the person they belong to.

and STOP!

Five Minute Friday
Today's post topic is: HANDS

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Love ya, 


  1. So true, our hands remember so much. Glad I found your blog at 5-Minute Friday!

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by. I'll be stopping by your bloggy land place soon.

  2. hands have so much they can tell if only we take the time to look at them well. :)

    1. That rhymes! and sums up exactly what I was saying :) Thanks for stopping by. I'll be stopping by your bloggy land place soon.

  3. Our hands truly do tell stories. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a blessed tomorrow!

    1. Thanks for letting me know you stopped by. I'm so glad you did! :)


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