Five minute friday: Beautiful

Hello, Friends. Welcome back for another Friday spent with Lisa-Jo and the Five-minute crowd. Today, we’re taking five minutes to write on the prompt Beautiful. Do you have five minutes to write, read, or both? Why don’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Today’s Prompt: Beautiful


We are at the beach and there are girls everywhere. Bronzed, long haired, buxom girls in bikinis. They walk confident in their skin, aware of the swing in their long hair and the sway of their tiny hips. Young mothers walk around here too, with their smooth skin and seemingly ageless beauty. They’ve forgotten a little of how to make their hair swing so they wear it tied up and knotted, but they’ve got the hip swaying down to a comfortable science. Toddlers and babies hanging on either side, moving to the rhythm of the ocean breeze.

None of them really believe what is coming. How the lines will begin to hug their eyes and their mouths, how the tight, bronze bodies will begin to give way and become looser, freer, more willing to soften to the years. They don’t know about the miles their feet will walk, the way their bodies will change shape and rearrange itself around each new child it carries, they don’t know that all of the laughter and tears and hollering after kids will leave echoes of beauty all over their skin.


Where are you finding beauty today? I’d love to hear…


  • Denise Oldham

    So very true.

  • Karrilee Aggett

    Echoes of Beauty all over their skin… I love that!!! (I’m finding all sorts of Beauty as I read through these FMF posts… in the sound of the coffee brewing, and a soft summer breeze blowing in through the curtains… in my not-so-little one sleeping peacefully… I could go on and on…)

    • KimberlyCoyle

      I love the way you see the beauty, Karrilee:)

  • Kimberly Amici

    I love “Echoes of Beauty all over their skin” too. That’s what I will start calling it from now on… LOL Wonderful picture of the beauty we are called to as mothers.

  • soulstops

    Hi Kimberly,
    Hope your move back to the States is going well…and your last sentence, love it…yes, those “echoes of beauty all over their skin”…

  • Echoes of beauty indeed! What a lovely site here and beautiful words as always! Blessings…

  • Amy Hunt

    I was thinking the other day about how I didn’t always have such a heightened sense of how my body changes, or even looks. How confidence actually seemed to slough off me like dead skin. “Echoes of beauty” . . . I am thinking on this long and hard.