Time for Five minute Friday, linking with Lisa Jo Baker.
- Write for five minutes.
- Post without editing.
- Prompt: Belong
We spend our lives looking for it.
Starting from the time we’re little ones.
Going to school, sizing up everyone around.
We become friends with those who are like us.
We marry someone who accepts us.
And each day we keep looking for where we fit in.
Sometimes we find it in a group of people who think like us, laugh at our jokes.
Sometimes it’s found in a niche where we feel we’re a valuable part; a community of sorts.
Some of us find it in church. Some of us find it in a hobby. A shared interest.
I found where I belong. It’s taken me a while but I found it.
It happened one day when I was putting things away. I saw it out of the corner of my eye.
A little tiger. It was on the windowsill.
So I tucked it in my pocket. And I forgot about it. Till today.
That little tiger reminded me just where I belong.
Next to my little grandchildren. I belong on the couch with one of them on my lap.
Or playing lego’s with Jude and Charlie.
I belong to them. I’m a grandma.
And it makes me feel good. I don’t have to look anymore.
Reaching my hand into my pocket it’s confirmed. I feel the little shape of a tiger.
And I smile. It’s nice to belong.