I do like my grits with cheese, though. Butter and bits of bacon are also good, but cheese grits are the bomb. And don't be enticed by the lure of the instant grit. They just don't taste the same.
Which of course leads me to my second thought upon seeing this week's Five Minute Friday prompt - My Cousin Vinny. The scene with the grit-eating witness is hilarious, but also a good reminder to pay attention to the little details in life. They might make your case, help you figure things out, or best yet - point you to God.
And eventually, my mind drifts from grit-eating and movies to the grit that irritates my eyes. I can rub and rub at it until my eyes turn red and hurt like fire, or I can endure the irritation for a bit until it all washes out. Life is full of those little irritations. And I have to wonder - perhaps if we don't worry at them so much, they wouldn't dig in quite so painfully?
I'm spending my five minutes being way more random than usual this Five Minute Friday (and on Saturday, no less!). Five Minute Friday is an exercise in writing wild and free, and if you've got five minutes, why not hop over and give it a whirl?