Five-Minute Friday

February 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm 5 comments

It’s been an awfully long time since I’ve linked up to Gypsy Mama and written a Five-Minute Friday post – but I’m back!

The rules? Five minutes, flat. No editing. No worrying about whether it’s good or not.

The topic for today? Delight.

Here I go!

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Delight. It’s so much meaning squished into one little, two-syllable word that most people have dropped from their vocabularies.

When I think about delight, I think about joy. Some combination of genuine happiness, wonder, and appreciation.

What things do you find delightful?

I’m delighted by little things, the stems of flowers poking out of the ground and whispering that spring and new life lie beneath the surface. Homemade bread or a nicely made bed.

And I’m delighted by the big things, the marvels, the miracles. Small children, with their tight hugs, easy forgiveness and wonder over crayons. Real friends, who let me laugh and cry and lose it and do silly things together.

I find couples delightful, especially if they seem to genuinely enjoy, appreciate and respect each other. (Frankly, two people loving each other, at the same time, enough to get married is almost a miracle beyond comprehension).

And I think delight really means glimpses of heaven.

Seeing the a sneak-peek at the world God made. Everything, everyone is a “glorious ruin” to borrow Paula Rhinehart’s phrase. And I think we delight in the things where we can see the glory, see what was meant to be and what will come.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Epistolarian  |  February 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I agree. The word took me to my grandfather because he is always calling things delightful… it is a word from a bygone era. May we delight more in our own era and share it with those around us.

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    • 2. overlapped  |  February 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      It’s such a rich word! But it’s also a word that requires time to slow down, notice, and appreciate – and slowing down isn’t something that we’re too good at today. Let’s take the time to stop and delight!

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  • 4. Nancy  |  February 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I agree: “I find couples delightful, especially if they seem to genuinely enjoy, appreciate and respect each other. (Frankly, two people loving each other, at the same time, enough to get married is almost a miracle beyond comprehension).” Very nice post. There is so much to delight in, and you cover all the things that matter to me too.

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    • 5. overlapped  |  February 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, and for visiting! I’m glad we appreciate the same things 🙂

      Reply

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