Five Minute Friday: Should

Linking up again with Kate Motaung and Five Minute Friday.  This might become a habit.

This week’s prompt is should.

Should feels like a heavy weight, crushing and debilitating.

It restricts freedom.

It’s the weight of expectations that are too much to bear.

Sometimes, should serves a useful purpose.  It gives us the kick in the hind quarters to move into action and accomplish what is good and right.

Sometimes, though, it paralyzes with regret and shame.

Where is there room for grace?

How can we leverage the helpful side of should without being smashed by the weight?


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2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Should

  1. Alice Nine

    I think we need to pay attention to what comes after “should” … that is what either weighs us down or gives us joy. Have a glorious weekend. From #18 at FMF.

  2. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Hey, Beth, where’d you get the picture of my car?

    Great post. The only place I found where ‘should’ was a positive was when I was teaching; in a classroom setting, when you tell the kids you SHOULD approach a math problem a certain way, they felt they were getting the inside scoop.

    Otherwise, it was just a burden for them.

    #1 at FMF this week.


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