Begin. That’s the gist of it all. Begin. Start. Try. Not, be perfect. Not, succeed now. Just, begin. That’s what Five Minute Friday has done for me, it helped me to begin. It gave me the freedom and the encouragement I needed to just begin. Begin to my thoughts down in words. Begin to allow others to read those thoughts. Begin to do what my heart longed so to do. And now that I have begun I can hardly stop. Words stream through my head constantly. The computer has become my friend. I write now without the stress of how it might end. Because the gist, the point, is to begin. To start and let it come. To try and then let come what may.
What is it that you need to begin today? Reading the book that speaks to your heart? Writing that book that speaks to another’s heart? Laundry? Dinner? A friendship? Go ahead, begin. Take that first step. The saying goes that the first is the hardest step. And so often it is. Take it. Go ahead. Begin what seems impossible and then let it come as it will. It won’t be all candy and roses. But it will be. And being is so much more fulfilling that watching and waiting and wondering. Beginning and being is worth the risk. And sometimes, in fact, often the result is beauty, and fulfillment, and joy that can never be replaced.