Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday 11/27/09 - "GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES"


FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55

"GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES"


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1985: The frightened, broken woman heard the words, "she is a chronic alcoholic" reverberate around the treatment center conference room.


2008: She was on board the largest ship cruising the Caribbean enjoying every moment of the annual Alcoholics Anonymous gratitude cruise.

"In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you..." **


Prayer Girl

* The Broken Woman at Highgate Cemetery, London
** 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Flash Fiction Friday 55
is a story written in exactly 55 words.
Let the
G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow writers.

19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

and if she had never gone through one, she would probably never enjoy the other...a long journey that i am glad you made. great 55!

mine is up!

Felicitas said...

A reason to give thanks indeed! And a lovely 55!

G-Man said...

PG...
I love a Grateful Girl!
Excellent 55 My Dear.....
Thank you for this Holiday Contribution...
You Rock The Sunshine State.
Have a Wonderful Week-End....G

Chef Kar said...

PG ~ You are an inspiration to those of us that have been broken and finding a new path. Well, at least to me anyway :-) Perhaps we'll meet on a cruise ~ or better yet, maybe when I'm back in SRQ in a few weeks I can take a drive down yonder and join you guys for a meeting. There's a thought.

Mine is up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Memoirs

Janna said...

What a wonderful, beautiful thing to be thankful for. :)

Great 55.

My own Friday 55 is right HERE.
Come see!

Roxy said...

What a testimony to healing and faith in God!!! You're "cruising" through life now, feeling grateful for the lessons learned, and so freely sharing them. God bless, PG... Great 55!!!

Shadow said...

perfect for thanksgiving AND 55

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....just one word....poignant!!!

My 55 is "Going Cold Turkey"...skim down below my Show n Tell post to find it. Click Here

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Thanks so much, for everything you continue to share inspires!

Much love!

sarah said...

Hey PG...this is the best 55. Tons of hugs and I am so grateful for your recovery...what you survived has become an amazing strength for those of us who listen to your words. PG.....I'm thankful for you. Sarah

Mama Zen said...

Wonderful!

Madison said...

Hope for the hopeless.

otin said...

I am glad that you are one who has made it! I find stories like this very inspirational!

Susan at Stony River said...

A lovely Thanksgiving thought; this was wonderful to go from so low to so high.
Happy Friday!

Wanda's Wings said...

It was my goal this year to give thanks no matter how things looked. I am glad I did. Great 55.

Lou said...

Hey, I see you up on the top deck!

Larry said...

So happy for you and so glad you have hung in there doing all you can do to succeed congratulations Prayer girl. I look forward to reading you next week. Mine is up you'll find the link below..
Larry@This Blog Of Mine.


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enchantedoak said...

A beautiful journey of the soul told in 55 words. What a testimony!

Syd said...

I'm cruising but not on such a large ship. I daresay that this is as much fun though.