My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Five Minute Friday…Worth

It’s been a long time since I’ve stretched my fingers across the keys for five minutes of freedom. I’ve written Five Minute Friday posts before, but then other things came up and my focus changed. When I saw a friend write about today’s word, I just had to get back.


See, the word is worth. I’ve written a lot about worth around these corners of the internet, most recently publishing a whole book on the topic. It’s close to my heart, and I don’t think I’ll ever fully grow into the word.

Here goes. 5 minutes. 1 word. No rules, no going back, no planning. Pure writing.



The word comes like a sigh. Something I should embrace, or grab hold of. Something I should feel like I fit into.

But some days, worth feels more like wearing a coat five sizes too big. I don’t know if I’ll ever fully fit into this word. Fully understand my worth. Fully own it as my own.

Yet, I’m further along than I once was.

Like a toddler turned into a grade-schooler wearing that coat. It still drags and the sleeves are too long, but at least it rests on my shoulders now. I’m beginning to understand. It’s beginning to fit.

Maybe worth is something we all need to grow into. And maybe we won’t be done until we get to heaven and fully understand.

Maybe most things in faith are like that.

Worth, trust, joy, love.

Maybe what we see now is just part, so things don’t fully fit.

But as we keep going, keep growing, maybe it will become less awkward, less like wearing something that belongs to someone else.

Maybe it’s in the growing that we change the most.

Maybe I’m still growing into my worth.


It felt good to type these words today! Letting myself just be free and explore an idea without a destination in mind. Maybe that’s what My Ink Dance has always been about.

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. Love this post!!! We are each growing into our worth… yes!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks Lauren! So glad we’re all growing together!

  2. It’s good to see you at FMF. I thought of you and your book when I saw the word. I luke the idea that we’re on a journey of growing into our worth, faith, love etc. I think that describes it well.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Hi Lesley! It was fun to just write for five minutes. Especially with the word this week! When I saw it I knew I had to do it!

  3. I have your book. We are #worthy

    1. Becky Hastings


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