Five Minute Friday: Connect

It's been too long since I last participated in Five Minute Friday.  Here's to the first one of 2017. 

 Five Minute Friday Connect

I used to be afraid of connecting with others.  I had a wall so thick that I didn't even know myself.  I feared that by allowing others in I would ultimately be setting myself up for pain and disappointment.  I thought that anything I shared whether deep or shallow would be used as a weapon against me.  Connecting was hard.  Disconnecting was even harder.

As I began connecting more to the Father, I could see more clearly who I am.  I love people.  I love sharing.  I love engaging.  I love hearing other folks' stories.  This is who I am.  Now, I connect with others regardless of the way our relationship may fall.  I understand that some will be lifelong friends while others will be here just long enough for a lesson to be shared or learned.

Connecting is hard, but being disconnected is harder. 

This post is a part of Five Minute Friday hosted on KateMotaung.com.  Want to join in?  Write about "Connect" in five minutes and link up to the FMF party.  No edits, no overthinking, just writing.