Living Life, People & Relationships

Take Care

Take CareTake care.

Oh, I hear the words rattle off my lips and wish I could take them back.

I’m basically saying “be careful.” I know I’ve heard someone talk about this before … from a sermon maybe. How casual words like this encourage others to walk with caution. What a weird parting greeting! Similar to “have a great day” or “see ‘ya later”, but each time I carry on in the habit I’m reminded of what I’d rather communicate.

Rest in peace.

May God bless you.

Hope your day is full of excellence and good things.

May God care for you.

Care. Let me care for you enough to guard my words a bit more closely. To show care in the words out of my mouth, rather than slipping into clichéd greetings. Some of you think I’m being silly I’m sure. Overly concerned with a simple greeting. Maybe I am.

But in any event. I hope you don’t have to take care today. I speak life and freedom, not concern and caution over your daily experiences. May the God of peace guard you in all ways and cause you to abound in all things. Have fun. Find yourself filled with joy and energy, and while I’m at it, an abundance of time and resources.

Let God take care of you.


Photo Credit: Mathew Bedworth on Flickr

This post is part of Five Minute Friday’s, a five minute weekly reflection on a word prompt. No edits, no do overs, just write. “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”

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