(Funny) Five Minute Friday – Race

Who needs a good chuckle at my expense this week?  Look no further!  This week’s 5 min. Friday started with a major blonde moment on my part, and since there is this rule that you can’t over think this, you can’t backtrack, and you just have to write what comes to mind for 5 minutes flat, I left it just as it happened-blonde moment and all 🙂  Maybe I shouldn’t get so excited about 5 min. Fridays that I stay up past midnight to write these!  Surely this is to blame… 😀


My friend Becky and I did this project together while we were Skype chatting tonight, and since she is not a blogger, she will be leaving her 5 min. Friday in the comments section below (at the website-for my email subscribers).  She is also posting hers on the We Live Inspired Facebook page.  I would like to invite everyone who wants to do this fun exercise along with us-blogger or not, to set a timer for 5 min. and write what comes to mind with this week’s word, then post it in the comments or at our facebook page HERE.  Did I mention that hers is pretty hilarious too and “us girls” had a roarin’ laughter over what we wrote.   5 min. Fridays are turning out to be some fun girlfriend times!


Here we go with this week’s word prompt- “Race” !




Tick tock goes the clock

and I am waiting for the minute to turn over so that I can write for my five minutes.

I am not a cheater, I want to be exact.  When will that number 12 turn to a 13?!!

I am thinking this is the longest minute of my life.

And then I realize

I am having a major blonde moment

Maybe the most epic of all my blonde moments -ever.

But probably not 🙂

The number 12 is the DATE.

Hmm, good thing I didn’t wait for the number 13!

That would be 24 hours from now haha!

So the race is back on and here I am laughing at myself.

Laughter is good. Racing is not.

Racing can be helpful , sure.

It can be a motivator .

Sometimes it can be just the thing I need to get my sluggish butt in gear.

Procrastination is no stranger to me.

I sometimes work well under the tick tock of the clock.

However, with most things in life racing is no good.

Slowing down is where it’s at.

You know the saying-stop and smell the roses…

Life is taken for granted way too much.

People running around doing their daily tasks, but not absorbing


Slow down…

put away your running shoes.

Notice all the wonder around you

that you have been missing

in your quest to “keep up”.


©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2012

A picture I took of my brand new “running” (but really walking in my case) shoes.




This is linked up at Lisa Jo’s 5 min. Friday HERE

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10 Responses to (Funny) Five Minute Friday – Race

  1. Becky Firesmith says:


    Race. The race is on. I think there is a song that has these words in it. I can’t think of it.
    What race are you? Why do people want to know what race you are. Because they need to put you in a category. People cant’ function without categories. They need everything to be in a category. Even though we are all just people, they want to know what race we are. And probably what color. Which is funny when you think about it. Like people are green or purple or fushia or lavender. Ha ha!
    So now back to the word. I seem to get easily distracted. I did this last week when I was writing about the word of the week.
    So race can be who is going to win? Or what color are you? Where do you come from? How fast were you going? Do you think driving a car is a race! This is not the Indy 500! If you want to race your car you need to be on a racetrack, not on a public street! But racing can be fun! I once raced my ex-husband on a highway. I was in my ’63 Thunderbird and he was in his ’57 Chevy. But I can’t remember who won the race. Slow but steady wins the race!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thanks for posting Becky. We had fun and I still laugh at some of your phrases in here. Mostly the “This is not the Indy 500!” and the thing about you in your Thunderbird haha.

  2. Lizzy says:

    ha ha! oh Bekah, you’re adorable! Don’t worry I’m just as inclined to do something similar.

    Have to agree though. Life gets too busy sometimes and we need to set the race aside and just slow down (stop even) and smell the roses.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Well at least someone finds my occasional blonde moments adorable 😀 . Thanks, you made me smile. It’s good to laugh at ourselves. Life would be boring without dumb stuff to laugh at don’t ya think? Another thing I found laughable in an ironic way was when I got the idea to take a picture of my running shoes (well walking in my case-let’s face it I don’t run unless my life depends on it! Skip once in awhile maybe, but not run 🙂 ) because of the line about “Put away your running shoes” , my shoes had never even made it out of the box yet haha! So um, I had no need to put MINE away. It’s more like -get those puppies out! Making a mental note to “steer myself in some type of direction” this week and take an Autumn walk. Like what you said about slowing down . Blessings!

  3. Vicki says:

    We might be sisters seperated at birth. I would TOTALLY do that. 🙂

    I loved your post. It is so important to slow down and enjoy each day as the gift that it is.


    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Oh good-another fellow blonde momenter! Welcome to the club! :D. It’s always good to know you are not the only one who would do such things haha. Thank you for your comments and for stopping by for a visit from FMF. Right you are about realizing the gifts in each day. Blessings back to you.

  4. denise says:

    Thanks for making me smile.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      You are more than welcome Denise. If my little blonde moments can make a person smile, then they are so worth it! Blessings to you dear and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Charissa says:

    cute post…silly girl!!!