exercise Five Minute Friday

I Know I Can

Whew! We made it through another busy week, and that means we get to celebrate with Five Minute Friday! The Gypsy Mama sends the world a writing prompt, and we write our little hearts out for five solid minutes. Then, without editing or hemming or hawing, we post our thoughts. Turn off the editrix; she’s mean and nasty and wields a wicked red pen. Today’s prompt:

If I knew I could, I would…

I love these prompts, because it’s so easy to see what comes out of the context of my current circumstances, whatever they may be from week to week. The funny part is that today, I know I can do what “I would do if I knew I could do it.” In other words, I know I can do whatever it is I set my heart on.

Last summer, I had just started running. Running for three wholes miles was the highlight of my day, especially when I finished in under ten thousand years. On Sunday I will run my first half marathon; I know I write and talk about it ad naseum. That’s because I am so excited about it.

Look at me! I didn’t know if I could do three miles a year ago. I know I will run 13.1 miles on Sunday. I am as sure of that knowledge as I am of a God who loves me.

I tried to think of something else, some challenge in my mind that had been settled like a dusty treasure chest in the back of my head for years. Each one I touched and turned over, a promise to myself, a wish made over the decades. I considered them all. And? I know that each thing that I had wanted to do is possible. I know that I can do the things I want to do.

The question is what would you do if you knew you could? I know I can. I know it like I know my heart is pumping inside me right now.

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