Five Minute Friday: New

Lisa-Jo invited suggestions on her facebook page this week and two people suggested this prompt – ‘new.’  I’m finding it sort of tough, actually.  But maybe…just maybe…that’s because it’s midnight and I should be heading to bed. Instead, I’m going to set that timer and write for five minutes, without worrying whether it’s ‘right’ or not. Let’s see what comes out…


One of the best parts of being a grandparent is seeing life through new eyes. With each adventure, whether it’s something I’ve done a hundred times before or not, I get the rare privilege of seeing it again for the first time.

The wonder of blowing bubbles.

The fun of blowing kisses.

The softness of a kitten’s fur.

The first taste of ice cream.

The feel of grass on my bare feet.

The accomplishment of riding a 2-wheeler without training wheels.

The exhiliration of roller-skating downhill.

The wibble-wobble of that first loose tooth.

The thrill of a scary amusement park ride.

The mysterious beauty of life under the ocean, whether seen through a snorkeling mask or on a first-time visit to a really good aquarium.

It’s all brand new again – the joy of discovery, the wonders of creation, the way our bodies can take us amazing places!


Gracie, age 5, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Monday of this week.

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  1. I love your post today. I am not a grandparent yet, but it’s so true that when I encounter a little one, they show me a new perspective about everything.

  2. Lovely, Diana!


  3. You gave me so much to pause and consider here, Diana. There is SO much to appreciate through the eyes of children. I stopped and smiled after each sentence you wrote. Beautiful!

  4. I had the awesome privilege of teaching young little hearts and minds for almost twenty years. There is no doubt they taught me more than I could have ever hoped to teach them. They are precious…and so is your post.
    Enjoyed every single bit of it! 🙂