Linking up with Five Minute Friday again and what a word today – Ache. And, how appropriate for all the thoughts running through my head this week. Ready. Set. Go –
Ache – that feeling I get when inside I hurt for someone. Maybe I hurt for them for a physical ailment, but more often than not, it is for a mental reason. I put myself in their shoes for just a moment and ache for what is to come or what has been –
I ache for the 50 year old woman I saw with a black purse that had seen many many years, full of rips and held together by a rubber band. I wondered why she didn’t have another…a simple ache when taking in the whole picture of her outer appearance, BUT then tucked away a bit further by the smile on her face and the enjoyment she felt in watching a theater performance, oblivious to those around her who clearly had no issues with worn out clothing or accessories.
I ache for the family at the restaurant with the young boy who was severely overweight. I wondered what his future would hold. Whether the weight was by choice or a medical condition, the result is the same. A tough time growing up to be a man in a world that puts so much emphasis on the physical.
I ache for the people I know who have been deeply hurt by the careless words of another. Careless words that were obliviously said, unaware of the impact those words would have on those around them. I ache to think of my words and the times I may have done the same.
And you – what do you ache for?