Friday, April 29, 2011

Five Minute Friday - If I Knew I Could, I Would...

It's Friday.  Time to sharpen my writing skills.  Five Minute Friday is one of The Gypsy Mama's things.  Hop on over to her blog to read the rules and join the fun.  While you're there, take a look around.   Her posts are worthwhile.  She has a great bunch of followers.  I've really enjoyed meeting some new people this way.

So here goes.

Today's writing prompt is:

If I knew I could, I would...

Oh, if I couldn't fail, the things I would do!  First off, I would march right down to Guatemala and straighten things out, so Ronaldo and Julia could come home.  I would tell everyone in the world how valuable they are, how valuable human life is in all it's stages.  I would adopt Eduardo, who was Cupcake's little friend in the orphanage.  I would be an advocate for orphans.  I would teach the whole world about therapeutic parenting.  It is absolutely the best way to parent and would help so many kids grow up emotionally healthy.   I would go back to school to get a degree in counseling.  

I would try to bake cheesecake and learn to take pictures well.  :-)

Time's up. 

Rats!  That's not all my dreams.  There's so much to do, and so little me.  :-)  I have so many things swirling around in my head.  So much of it is urgent and necessary.  I want to rally the troops to take action.  I want to teach others about Jesus.  I want to be used by God to transform lives.  I want to stop injustice and reduce poverty. 

I want to write a book.  That's on my bucket list.  Someday...not just yet.

As I look at this stuff, I'm pretty excited, because I'm doing many of those things on a small scale. I guess I'm not really afraid of failing anymore (much).

It would not be possible for me to help Ronaldo and Julia's situation, so I won't be traveling to Guatemala for diplomatic reasons.  It will only be accomplished through prayer, which I am earnestly involved in.  Eduardo is not possible, since Guatemala is closed to adoption and I'm too old and worn out.  I won't be getting a counseling degree, but I certainly find myself doing lots of lay counseling.

So, it looks like I should go buy me some cream cheese and look into Photography classes. ;-)

Blessings to you,


Coloradolady said...

Wonderful post. I too need to learn to make cheesecake....and I too wish I had adopted when I was younger. I think we are past the age limit have a wonderful family!

Mama Bear said...

Your post was great today. I like how you laid out what you wanted to do and then realized what you COULD do and went from there. If only we all just acted on what we CAN do rather than pining for what we CAN'T do and rather offering it up to God in prayer. He's a much better 'do-er' than us, anyway!

ixy said...

I remember feeling sad in my 20s when I realized I was going to have only one life, and I wouldn't have time to be all the different people I wanted to be. I'm glad now that I picked the path I did.

It's great that you're already moving toward so many of those "if I could, I would". Passion makes life worth living!

JavaMama said...

I liked this look at what we would LIKE to do and realize, we can start on that list. I read through some of your other postings; wonderful blog.

ManyBlessings said...

LOVE YOU. Thank-you.