Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Left Feet




Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word GRACEFUL today here.

Five Minute Friday


I have two left feet.
I was never one of those little girls who took ballet or dance.
I am just not graceful at all.

And the truth is that sometimes I trip over my words more than I trip over my feet.

I have something I want to say and just can't get it out right. So sometimes I don't even say it. It stays in my head where I can hear it echo.
And I think if I could just say it and have it come out like it is in my head...

But what if someone hears it and thinks that I am as crazy as I feel in that moment?

Somehow this community of friends has made me a little braver in what I say. Somehow they have made me feel a little less crazy.

I can't put into words how it feels.
I might trip over the words.

But know sweet friends that I am so thankful for you today.

More than words can say.
See...I didn't trip.

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
Philippians 1:3


64 comments:

  1. Oh Wendy! I feel much the same! Thankful for you and this rediculously grace-full community. Bless you.

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    1. So loved what you shared in your 5 minutes today friend. So very sweet to be walking with you each Friday. Blessings!

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  2. "But what if someone hears it and thinks that I am as crazy as I feel in that moment?"

    How is it that we don't know that we ALL feel this way?! It's crazy that we can feel so alone and insecure, but the community here is beautiful and shows us we are not alone.

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    1. I think that is where the enemy gets in and convinces us that no one else could possibly feel that way. Then God so faithfully shows us that we aren't alone in the sweetest of ways. Blessings!

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  3. I am too scared to say things at times, worrying it won't come out right. Yet even keeping things bottled up can turn into anger or resentment depending on the situation. Good for you for being open with us!

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    1. Thanks so much Chelsie. For me in these moments I know it is an attack of the enemy trying to get me to give in to the insecurity. Some days I don't and some days I do. Lately those days of giving in are getting fewer and fewer with the work He is doing in me. Blessings!

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  4. I love this line.. "Somehow this community of friends has made me a little braver in what I say. Somehow they have made me feel a little less crazy." I understand this. This community has helped keep wind in my sagging sails and continue on this blogging journey. So glad you are a part :)

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    1. Super blessed to be a part for sure! Blessings friend!

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  5. But what if someone hears it and thinks 'I'm as crazy as she is'


    Check out my Mommy blog at:
    www.dawnsdisaster.blogspot.com
    Visit anytime!
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    1. Dawn the truth is that I think we all have a little crazy inside us. Transparency is a little (a lot) scary for everyone. But that is what being in community really means. For me to know you and for you to know me and we walk through the crazy together. Blessings!

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  6. I LOVED this post and I can so relate!! Seems like a lot of us bloggers are not graceful...guess that's why we chose the computer...not as many injuries!

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! Oh that is so true. Definitely choose the computer over ballet any day :) Blessings!

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  7. I sure understand - hiding away the words and feelings - wondering what to really share - how much of my heart! Thank you for writing!

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    1. Thanks Loni! I am learning slowly but surely to stop hiding and speak it out. Not easy but necessary. Blessings!

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  8. Stopping by from the Faith Filled Friday hop! I completely agree about the blogging community. Isn't it great;) Keep up the good work!

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    1. Our community is such a blessing. I am so thankful for everyone and how encouraging everyone is. Thanks friend! Blessings!

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  9. Good post. I also found your blog through "Faith Filled Friday." I sometimes get in a little hot water for saying something I shouldn't, but I don't regret that nearly as much as the times when I feel prompted by the Holy Spirit to speak and I remain silent, instead.

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    1. Thanks so much! Oh I so know what you mean. Those moments after you don't say something where you play it over in your head how you should have...oh my. Blessings!

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  10. I too often have thoughts echoing around in my head that I just don't know how to say properly. But blogging has been good for me.

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    1. Me too sweet friend. Me too. Blessings!

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  11. I feel this way sometimes. I also feel like---it makes since in my head, but what if it doesn't to anyone else? I will sound like an idiot, so I say nothing. Glad I met you last night at the party! Be blessed:)

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    1. I can't tell you how many times I start out by saying..."now if this doesn't make sense, you can tell me and I will try to say it another way..." Sometimes I get so caught up in choosing the right words that I miss the opportunity to speak them. So loved meeting you as well friend! Blessings!

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  12. Ahhhh. I'm constantly tripping over my words and constantly trying to avoid severe cases of foot in mouth disease...so thankful for God's grace....
    You are a treasure dear Wendy. Have a good good day.

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    1. Oh yes His grace...so blessed to have met you last night friend! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

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  13. Oh, Wendy I know exactly how you feel! This community is so welcoming. Love this post friend!!

    Mary
    http://memyselfandmercy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Mary! Yes...welcoming and so encouraging! Blessings friend!

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  14. It's in community that we see our reflection clearly, trips and all. So fun to connect at the #fmfparty last night. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Oh my...love that! Seeing our reflection in community! Loved connecting with you as well! Blessings!

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  15. Wendy this is so perfect! You have spoken for ALL of us who feel just the same! AWESOME post! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Mindy! That's exactly what I mean about feeling a little less crazy. Knowing that so many feel the same way :) Blessings friend!

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  16. A fun post, and so true. That's one of the beauties of these five-minute-Fridays. It is OK to trip over words, to not say it perfectly, to just get it out there. And amazingly, be well received by this wonderful group of women - like you, thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much Maureen! Yes our FMF community is so beautiful! Blessings friend!

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  17. Yes, yes, yes. Here, we are among friends and are accepted - both the awkward (me) and the graceful alike. So thankful to have met you. :)

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    1. So blessed to meet you as well friend! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  18. Oh my heart...I'd squeeze your neck if I could, friend! I'm so proud of you! Even if you trip, you took the step. He hasn't called us to be graceful. It seems He took care of that feature...

    Hugs to you, girl!

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    1. Oh how I would love to receive that hug and give you one as well friend! Thankful for you today! Blessings!

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  19. Wendy, I'm so glad someone else understands that "not putting the words together and having them come out good" thing. I think I just misquoted Madagascar, but you get my drift. I love this community and the courage that it gives us to just be our clomsy selves. I love all your purpleyness you've got going on here, too. Wait? Does that make me sound a little crazy? ;)

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    1. Oh Amy now we are truly sisters...between the purple and the crazy! Thanks so much for your encouraging words! Blessings!

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  20. Great post... uplifting and fresh... yes, writing from the heart beats preplanning. Found you on the friday blog hop.
    Diane
    Treasuringgrace.blogspot.com
    fosterparentrescue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Diane! So blessed to connect and look forward to getting to know you! Blessings!

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  21. Hi!

    I'm stopping in from Friday Chaos! I am one of the co-hosts and I'm so glad you linked up! I loved this post! :)

    I hope you're having an awesome Friday!

    -Alexis
    www.livingthewifestyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Alexis! So blessed to connect with you all and thankful that you gather us together each week! Blessings!

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  22. That is so sweet. I felt it in my heart. ((hugs))

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  23. So delightful to have met you last night in this wonderful community! Have a blessed weekend :)

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    1. Loved meeting you as well Jacque and look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings friend!

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  24. I just finished tripping and stumbling over my words through a whole blog post! I totally relate. It really is the words of friends like you that keep pushing me forward! Thankful you share your words Wendy!

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    1. Oh Mary Beth I am so very thankful for your words too! I so look forward to what you share each week and am so blessed to take this walk with you! Blessings friend!

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  25. I always feel awkward in large group settings....well even on one on one settings and have no idea what to say. I think its because I struggle with the people pleaser mentality. When I used to work at a large church in the DC area (stopped when I had Judah) I would always feel like I don't have the words to speak when I would sign women up for a large group bible study or when they would ask me to speak in front of people. But I noticed that after awhile if I don't focus on me tripping up that if I focus on the Lord and know that He has brought me to this place for this time/season that I don't trip up on my words as much as I used to.

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    1. What a wonderful work He has done in you to get past that awkwardness. I too am introverted in a group of people that I don't know very well. But once I get to know everyone the extrovert comes out. :) Have a wonderful weekend friend!

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  26. I love your verse...


    Julie @ Naptime Review

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  27. p.s. Stop by and link up to Favorite Product Friday if you haven't!

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  28. Love this post. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie! Have a fantastic weekend! Blessings!

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  29. Oh Wendy,I loved this. I loved your analogy. I have two left feet also when it comes to communicating! Sometimes the things I want to say I don't and then later I am wishing I had said that,or said it that way. I think that is why I love blogging. I can type better than I can talk! I think because I can proof read. Wish I could do that with my words. Thanks for writing this today it truly Blessed me. I posted a 5 min. post too and visited a few others earlier. Tonight when I logged back on I thought I would visit some of my followers. And there you were. Thank you for coming by and following. I am hoping to be post more regularly again soon. Maybe starting tomorrow. You Blessed me today. I hope I Bless you next time you visit.

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    1. I am so blessed to have connected with you friend and to have you say such encouraging words. Sometimes even just knowing that someone else feels the same way is all the encouragement we need. I am the same way...I write much easier than I can speak. And God continues to stretch my in the writing. Blessings to you!

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  30. I love your post. I trip over my feet and words too :)

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  31. I'm new here but so glad to meet you.

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    1. Welcome friend! So glad to meet you and look forward to getting to know you! Blessings!

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  32. I am so in that place. So many words floating around in my head. I rehearse them and try to write them, but they never come out as they do in my head. I love this community of blogging. They have accepted me and my stumbling of words with arms wide open. I am so thankful for the grace offered me on this journey.

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    1. Oh Barbie I so love that you mentioned the grace that is offered by our sweet community. I am so blessed to have found you as I so love your heart. Blessings to you friend.

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  33. Often my words don't come out because they sound so much better in my head. The delete button and I have a pretty good editing friendship. Grace is offered when others see beyond what we say to our person and know what we mean. There is beauty in that...beauty in community...

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