Five Minute Friday~Connect

Five Minute Friday  is a weekly blog link up party. Type for five minutes, no corrections, no over thinking, just post and link up.  Visit a few posts while you’re at it. 



Connecting is such a human condition. We need to feel connected to others on a day to day basis. We strive to make connections based on like thinking or our own interests. It’s difficult to say the least. 

Fitting in is a human condition that we set ourselves up for failure with. While we look for the connections where we do fit in, we either loose our uniqueness or others find us too different. All to often we are afraid to embrace what is different from ourselves. And all to often, that fear causes us to miss out on some of the most interesting connections. 

We’ve all met someone and thought “She’s nice. I like her.” and as our lives go on, we forget about that connection until the next time we see them. I personally need to strive to be better at that with out looking pushy. My personal circle is small due to my mom’s and son’s illnesses. Now that Mom is gone, I find myself missing the connections I had from before I began taking care of her. 

How do you see connections? 

6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday~Connect

  1. Missy, I need to read more of your posts to see why you are a terror mom. Caregivers really do have smaller circles of people and more need to connect outside. I hope we all look more expectantly for God given connections.

    1. LOL It’s actually in my about me page 🙂 Long story short, we called my oldest Tiny Terror and my youngest The Terror when they were little 🙂 I’m their mom, so it’s TerrorMom 🙂

  2. Yes you’re right, we often meet people and then forget about them again. Nevertheless, we need connection in our life, especially with people who are similar to us and encourage us to be ourselves.
    I really like your blog design with the coffee circles. Glad yo see you at FMF!

  3. “While we look for the connections where we do fit in, we either loose our uniqueness or others find us too different”
    Wise words there. I am definitely different. I have had the tendency to withdraw from connection in a mode of self protection, but at the same time I reach out to those whom others might pass by because I want them to know they are not alone.
    Great post. 🙂

    1. Thank you. I feel exactly the same way. Let’s just say that my circle has always been rather different. I enjoy being around people I can learn from. People who are different from myself. It’s lead me to a rather eccentric mix of wonderful people.

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