Friday, 18 July 2014

Five Minute Friday: Are U Blooming or Glooming?

Today is Friday and on Fridays I get to waffle and be random and teach dance classes. Today on Five Minute Friday our prompt was: Bloom and we all write for five minutes and link up and share our mistakes and our days in five minutes.


Today has been one of those days where I have needed to breathe deep a few times and recite Proverbs 15:1, to myself.  A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.

It’s one of those days where I feel like a flower that is being fertilised, with cow poop, but how I choose to react is gloomy or bloomy.  I can bloom by adjusting my heart and answering gently and I’m blooming or answer with a growl and I’m glooming.

I like this verse because if you are going to answer gently, you actually have to have a heart and attitude adjustment in order to do so, it’s not just about my mouth. 

I’ll admit there have been times today where I have bloomed and really changed my attitude and other times where frustration has loomed and I have gloomed, loud and long to anyone who happened to be in earshot.

Blooming or glooming or a bit of both?  When we’re being fertilised, let’s take a deep breath and try to bloom by changing our heart attitude.
Five Minute Friday


  1. Blooming or Glooming is the answer. It is so good to hear that your feelings also go up and down during one day. Sometimes we simply need to know that someone feels like us.
    This is my first "five minute Friday" and it is glooming me as I did not succeed in writing anything about what I had in mind. Just some gibberish. So, I will have to get back to the blooming!

  2. I LOVE this! I love your honesty, and its okay to feel the way you feel, own it, claim it, but give yourself also the time to sit back and take a breath. I love the verse you posted.. what a great reminder.. thank you .. I enjoyed your writing .... I am visiting from FMF


  3. Great thoughts! I loved the imagery of being fertilized, by cow poop! And the line " ...if you are going to answer gently, you actually have to have a heart and attitude adjustment in order to do so, it’s not just about my mouth." This is so true! Sometimes I try to just adjust what I say or how I answer someone, but it still doesn't come out right. I need to adjust the insides first, attitude and heart, then the gentle answer will be sincere. Thank you!! I choose to be bloomy!!

  4. How cute!!! That saying is so cute; one of those sayings that seem to stick- are we going to choose to be bloomy or gloomy? Adorable. Thank You for your post; such a great way to elaborate on Proverbs 15:1

  5. Oh, I was about to say sorry I'm late to the party (thanks for visiting me) but I REALLY needed this today. Wow.

    (also, I had a penpal from Toowoomba when I was in grade school! I think her name was Katie Goscomb). She'd be early 30's by now!

    1. Thanks, it's very encouraging to hear my words are making a difference :)