5 minute friday – together

April 20, 2012Karen Courcy

Five minute Friday we bloggers write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

write for 5 minutes, no back-drafting, no editing – today’s word is: Together

Start: When I saw the word was together the first thing I thought about was my healing and my writing

In my healing I have brought together all the pieces of my past. The pieces of my past that come together is my way to healing.

When I see the word together I also think about the trust and connection that I have gathered through this healing process. I have a very small support group, but a support group that I trust with my whole heart.

The life I had in the past was about being alone.. today it’s about being together with people in connection – that is a huge part of my healing today. You cannot heal without connection, and connection means being together in harmony through Gods word and Gods work.

For me bringing the past and my now together to come in this place where I can heal is the path that God laid out for me. It’s the word together that brings the meaning to healing for me.

Me writing this blog is bringing people together in a place where we can relate to one another and our stories. It’s all about connecting with others, whether we are writing about healing, our family, our sorrows, our joys, our frustrations – it’s all about connecting with others.

I love this word.. it really puts things in perspective for me.. how being together with the ones I love is about “connection” – walking on my path towards my true self, together with my support!

We are all in this together!




  • Miranda

    April 20, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    So true — in every season of life we always know that there are others cheering us on. Good thing to remember in the pits of frustration and discouragement.

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 1:08 AM

      Thank you.. and I agree… glad we are all in this together ..

  • Nikki

    April 20, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Wonderful 5 minute write! Isn’t it incredible, how walking the road together shows us our true selves? I’ve always been fascinated by that for some reason. you would think walking alone would reveal it more, but that’s not how God made us. What a blessing!

    (so glad we’re neighbors at 5MF today)

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 1:08 AM

      thank you Nikki… that means alot to me.. and I too am glad that we are all in this “together”… I am really beginning to love my 5 minute Friday friends!

  • Loni

    April 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    God certainly does allow for so much healing with people He puts into our lives even when “we think” we want to do it alone. I am thankful for the different seasons of my life with dear friends God used to carry me along.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Michele-Lyn

    April 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    It has taken me a long, very long time to learn this lesson. God created it to be so — we are inter-dependent and there is blessing found in connecting with one another on a heart level. Writing has also been instrumental in the healing process. What a beautiful 5 Minute Friday community we are blessed to be a part of.

    Beautiful writing… nice to meet you.

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM

      nice to meet you too 🙂 … it is a hard lesson to learn.. learning how to connect and trust connection for me took 5 years of therapy! I spent my whole life backing away when people would approach me.. today I open my arms to a hug! connection and being together with people is so powerful over isolation and disconnection. Thank you for replying.. means alot to me 🙂

  • Jennifer

    April 20, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Oh, I love all the hope you offer here — and yes, how we are each desperate for community, to lean on each other and to be known. Thank you. What a blessing your tender words are.

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM

      Jennifer – thank you so much 🙂 I am truly blessed by everyone’s responses tonight.. I love this – all together in the middle of the night reaching out to one another 🙂 beautiful

  • Denise J. Hughes

    April 20, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    “For me bringing the past and my now together to come in this place where I can heal is the path that God laid out for me.”

    I can appreciate this journey you are on. For so long, I have tried to leave my past in the past. But it’s only through the reconciling of my past to my present and my future that healing begins. And I continue this road. This road to healing. And I know He is with me every step I take.

    Love this post. May His healing continue to touch your heart as your words touch others.

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM

      Denise.. thank you for your kind words 🙂 .. I agree with you. Alot of people say “the past is in the past” but what some don’t realize is, the past is what makes us who we are together – good or bad. We need to honor our feelings to move forward.

      I have been in therapy for 5 years and I have changed so much in my life – I am blessed!

      Thank you for your writing 🙂


  • Eileen

    April 20, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    It’s all about connecting to others!! So true!

  • roseann elliott

    April 20, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    This is beautiful…how we heal together…thanks for this…blessings~

    1. Karen Courcy

      April 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Thank you roseann for coming to my blog 🙂 means alot to me

  • Meredith

    April 20, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Sweet, beautiful Karen, I just spent time reading your story, and reading some back posts. Know that I am now praying with you on your journey to wholeness and healing.
    I will be subscribing, so that I can keep praying with you, along this long road.
    Thank you, for your bravery, and your authenticity.

  • Stacy

    April 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    A post filled with hope – which I love after the last month! Good for you! 🙂

  • Calypso

    April 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Great job.
    Writing is extremely powerful.

  • Tammy Perlmutter

    April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    This is an awesome step in your journey, stay brave and connected, and keep writing about it!!

Please take a moment to comment! I love connecting with others!

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