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Easy: Five Minute Friday

I’m back this week and excited to join the writing community for the link-up on Five Minute Friday. Checking in each week with these writers has been such a positive experience. This week our common prompt is: Easy.

There’s an old saying found in many of variations of, “The right thing is never the easy thing.” We live in an age when the easy thing to do is to look out for oneself. It’s far easier to rise to the top on the backs of those with less power than to set your feet firmly and remain unmoved in your values. The easy thing to do is to follow the crowd, because making any type of statement comes with all sorts of backlash.

What if we stopped pursuing easy and instead started chasing after what is right?

It’s easy to see injustice, but just to continue swiping. The challenge is to educate yourself on the wrongs of this world. It’s easy to think about poverty and racism and think that it’s not your problem to solve. However, if we all made small actions focused on helping victims then we make the move from the easy position into one of hard work and activism.

When you look at the world today what problems do you see? Which needs can you meet? Where can you make a stand? How can you help?

If you consider these difficult questions you begin to shuffle your feet from inaction to ACTION. Little by little you become the hero in the story and not just the person who chose the easy route.

The Ameri Brit Mom

10 thoughts on “Easy: Five Minute Friday

  1. I so appreciated your thoughts this morning. I feel like I have always been a slow processor, taking my time to view things from every angle. I viewed this a a fault but reading this post has made me realize that may not be true 🙂 When we take the time to process, we gain insight and most often move away from making a snap decision, often the easier decision. Having to make decisions today, this was such a good reminder and encouragement!

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  2. I focus on one problem
    to which I can be true,
    In gaiety, not solemn,
    for there’s more that I can do
    when the world’s not carried,
    and the burden’s light;
    then I am not buried
    by fatigue blocking the light
    that my cause justly deserves
    (along with many others),
    and I must steel my guilt nerves
    and admit my druthers
    would be to spread myself too thin
    among the battles I can’t win.

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  3. What needs to be met? Where can I take a stand? Questions without easy answers…but great encouragement for me to consider them. To do what I can and what I should – even if it is not the easiest action.

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  4. Your post reminds me of this scripture “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13-14. Definietly not worth taking the easy option!

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