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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: DELIBERATE




Starting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

If you read my post last week, you may remember me mentioning that we were expecting family coming for a visit for my daughter’s high school graduation. Well, by God’s grace they arrived safely, and it has been such a delight to be with them, especially after not being together for so long.

One of our family members has special needs, and it has been so heartwarming to watch my teenagers interacting with this relative in ways he is able to understand and engage with. They have not been condescending or dismissive in any way, but rather seek to find ways to include him and interact with him.

I realized for myself personally, I have to be deliberate about making sure I’m communicating in a way he understands and not just blowing past him with my fast words. I have to slow down, look him in the eyes, speak clearly, sometimes repeat myself. If plans are being made, I have to remember to make sure he caught what was going on and not just assume he knows what’s happening. It takes intentionality and extra effort, but it’s been a great lesson in paying attention to each individual’s needs and seeking to make whatever accommodations are necessary to make sure every person feels seen and included.

As we move into another week soon, let’s consider: In what ways might you need to be more deliberate this week in the ways you interact with others?






Speaking of being deliberate, developing a writing habit doesn’t just happen naturally.
We have to be intentional about it.
Here’s a resource that can help you establish regular writing habits
so you can make that progress you want to make in your writing life:

The Writing Progress Tracker

writing progress tracker




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