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It’s Friday!!! I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Many of us writing on that same word.

Today’s prompt is … Cheer.

My family will be the first to tell you that I am not much of a sports fanatic. I understand the various sports but just have no interest in them.

But put me in the stands of a game where one of my children are participating and it’s a whole different scenario. My interest is heightened to new levels and I can cheer with the best of them.

And that is because now I have a vested interest. There are people I love in the game. My cheering matters and can make a difference to them. I cheer to encourage, to keep the players motivated and their eye on the goal, which is to play their hardest.

When the chips may be down, one cheer can infuse just the right dose of inspiration to dig deep and keep on.

“Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.” (Proverbs 12:25, NLT)

But we’re all in a game of sorts – the game of life. Remember that board game? Life happens as we move our colored car around the board. We finish college, get married and add a peg to the car, have children and add more pegs, buy a house, stock market crashes, job changes, give birth to twins and the car is full.


We need the most cheering when the car is brimming, pegs keep falling out with each move, and all we want to do is cross the finish line.

Cheers – the delightful and lovely words that seek to push us to our purpose in life.
Cheers – those sincere and pleasant reminders to keep on going till our lives bear fruit.

We all need those cheers.
And we all need to give them.


Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Grace & Truth and Faith Filled Friday and Fresh Market Friday .