Start the timer for 5 minutes….
Cut it all off.
Cut it up.
Cut it out.
Cut the dead ones off…..
We cut to get rid of the bad. We cut away the dead to keep the living alive. All of my children (with the exception of the ones who have yet to pick up scissors) have cut their hair or a siblings hair. Something about scissors means to cut hair. I don’t know. We had a Barbie catastrophe as well with a pair of scissors.
Cutting can be good, it leaves room for the good to grow. So, what do I need to cut of our my life to keep the good growing? I’ve really asked myself that question this month. I don’t why October makes me think about next year, but it does. I starting planning January in October. What is my new “word” going to be? What areas do I want to grow in my life? What new goals do I have?
And what do I want to cut out in the new year? You see, so many New Year’s resolutions talk about starting or adding something new. The past few years I’ve had to evaluate what to leave out. I’ve had to cut back and say “no” to things. Things I love and enjoy, but unnecessary for me in this season.
To be able to cut out things, we might make people mad or disappoint someone. We might feel like we aren’t good enough or have it together enough. Instead, what if we saw the cutting away as a place to let new things grow? Make room. Cut it out.
Nothing will grow if there is no room. I had to re-plant my orchids this past summer because their pots were too small. In the transfer, I cut away the dead roots and leaves and branches. Cutting away feels good and right, when done correctly and for the right reasons.
I’ll be doing some cutting this coming year – will you?
Here is the list of the word prompts for 31 Days of Five Minute – Free Writes.
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