Today’s Shorties are not my own words but they spoke to me and so I’m sharing for your reading pleasure as well.
It’s Thanksgiving Week in the USA. We’re blanketed here with multi-layers of seasonal gratitude, family drama, and Black Friday sales notifications. 😲
So just like a couple of fish tacos washed down with a margarita would be a welcome respite after all the turkey and pumpkin pie, I thought these three Shorties would be a welcome break for your spirit! 🌟
The first one is a sweet reminder, the second is a soulful nudge, and the third? Well, it made ME laugh—so I say it’s a gentle chuckle! 😁
Refill your mug with your favorite beverage 🍺 (I won’t judge) —and enjoy!
Shortie #1 | who are you really?
you are not a name
or a height, or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you are from
you are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on Saturday mornings
you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not
you are not
where you are from
where you are going
and I’d like
to go there
—mk | bella GRACE
Shortie #2 | What Is Heaven?
Once upon a time there was a woman who longed to find out what heaven is like. She prayed constantly, “O God, grant me in this life a vision of paradise.”
She prayed in this way for years until one night she had a dream. An angel came and led her to heaven. They walked down a street in paradise until they came to an ordinary looking house. The angel said, “Go look inside.”
So the woman walked in and found a person preparing supper, another reading the newspaper, and children playing with their toys. She was disappointed and returned to the angel on the street.
“Is this all there is to heaven?”
The angel replied, “Those people you saw in that house are not in paradise, paradise is in them!”
—Edward Hayes, Feathers on the Wind
Shortie #3 | A Pilgrim's Tale
He entered sheepishly and knelt at his wife’s bedside.
“Priscilla dearest, she meant nothing to me! Can you ever forgive me?”
She was flushed. “Yes, John. Love is forgiveness.”
“Angel!” He kissed her forehead, grabbed his musket, and left, slamming the front door.
Priscilla leaned over the bed’s edge to peer beneath.
“Miles!” she beckoned.
—Curt Homan, The World’s Shortest Stories
However you’re spending this weekend, take time to recalibrate.
It’s easy to get caught up in the seasonal hustle. Which is where these little Shorties, or #CoffeeBreakStories come to the rescue. Who doesn’t welcome a 1-2 minute diversion?
- Which was your favorite?
- What’s going on with your weekend?
You can send your thoughts to me right here: firstname.lastname@example.org
…And thanks for dropping by! 🙋🏻♀️
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