Connect for Fun and Fellowship



Connect is the word prompt for #FiveMinuteFriday this week. It’s the first Five Minute Friday linkup for 2017, and anyone is welcome to participate. We write for five minutes whatever comes to mind about the prompt. It’s meant to be a fun exercise. Check out this link at Kate Motaung’s place to find out all about it. Every week we connect for fun.





One of my favorite things to do is connect with people. There are so many ways to do this online and in person. Years ago when I first heard people talking about email, I didn’t even know what it was! Now I think nothing of sending an email, but more often than not I communicate through instant messaging. My, how times have changed.


I remember some computer program my dad had years ago that allowed us to connect with someone else and actually watch the words appear on the screen as they typed them. I have no idea what that was but we sure enjoyed it.


Connecting with family is something I love. We have four daughters, three sons and 13 grandchildren. Actually, there are 14, but that one hasn’t made it’s appearance yet. It’s due sometime this month. We had everyone here for Christmas. What a treat to connect with them all together! Noisy, but fun.


My grandson made this paper hand for me. He said it would be a way for me to get a hug from him anytime.




Facebook has been another great way for me to re-connect with people I knew years ago in different places where we have lived. It’s been fun to see where they are now and how things have changed.


My blog has been another way for me to connect with others. During the October #write31days I met some new friends. We found that we had a lot in common and now we communicate often during the week. It’s been a lot of fun to find people who I call “kindred spirits” like Anne of Green Gables.


How do you make connections with others? What are some of your favorite ways to interact?


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20 thoughts on “Connect for Fun and Fellowship

    1. Glad you are still able to communicate with emailing and blogging. I’m sure it keeps you from feeling so isolated. And we all benefit from reading your words! 🙂

      Thanks for your encouraging comments, Andrew. Many blessings to you!

  1. My family lives across the country so I enjoy talking on the phone with them. I also have friends I email back and forth. Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones is really important to me. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    1. I agree that keeping in touch with family and friends is very important, and we do that any way we can. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Jolene! You have a lovely weekend, too! Blessings!

  2. It’s amazing the connections we can make through social media these days. I love that your grandson made that hand for get a hug whenever you need one. How sweet!

    1. Yes, Tara, I love all the friendships I’ve made through social media, and have even met some in person! Yes, I was really touched by my grandson’s thoughtfulness. He’s only 5.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! Blessings!

  3. Hey Gayl! oh I love these snowflakes its fun! I’m sitting here in hot weather with the fan on, this is mind blowing how we are enjoying different seasons. But, yip I enjoy connecting with people too – and some of my closest “people” are the ones I’ve met through my blog! I also had the great joy of meeting up with a fellow writer I met through blogging, this December and we got along so well. So I do think we can form real friendships online. May you be blessed and enjoy the snow! Lv Aliyah (

    1. Glad you enjoy the snowflakes, Aliyah! It is definitely mind blowing that we are enjoying two very different seasons because of where we live. It’s also pretty amazing that we can connect with each other. I have “met” so many wonderful people online and have had the privilege of meeting some in person.

      So glad we connected online! Many blessings to you!

  4. I am thankful that I can connect with my family often as we all live near each other. So very thankful to have connected with you through our blogs. You are such an encouragement. Blessings!

    1. That’s a blessing to have your family all near. Most of mine are, but one is far away. She’s hoping to move back to the area in late spring. I’m also glad to have connected with you, Barbie! Your words are also encouraging! Many blessings to you!

  5. As always, Gayl, I enjoyed your post but I’m gaga for your grandson. How cute and inventive is that paper hand so you can have a hug anytime?!?!?!

    1. Thank you so much, Shelby! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I know! He’s so creative and loves to do art and he loves to give hugs. So he wanted to make sure I could always have one. 🙂 I love it!

      Blessings to you!

  6. Dear Gayl, I’m so glad that I connected with you during the #Write31Days challenge. Isn’t God so full of grace to us, when He lets us find Kindred hearts through technology built by men? He knew how HE would use it all for our good! I just pray that I can stay open to hear His directions when He calls to new connections. Love your words! Hugs & Blessings!

    1. My dear Bettie, I’m also glad we connected during October. Yes, God is so good and full of grace. He knew we would need to connect. In fact he probably planned it! 🙂

      So many blessings to you and hugs! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I love how you describe the different friendships. It’s really true that each one contributes to a wholeness in our lives.

      Blessings to you! Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead!

  7. Hi again! I’m your nearest neighbor again on last week’s FMF, parked in #11. I love, Love, LOVE your illustrations of connect! Almost time for another FMF… peace and hope and meaningful connections to all of us.

  8. Hello Gayl! It’s been great connecting with you. There are so many ways to meet and connect with new people around the world via the internet and social media. One of my favorite ways to connect is with Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. 😉

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