When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Small

It is that wonderful time of the week again.  That time when a bunch of wonderful bloggers meet over at
Lisa Jo's place to share our own version of this weeks five minutes.  It is a time to learn from each other and to comment and support one another.
Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's 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..

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



I see you today running here and there, walking, talking, fighting, loving.  I see inside you the small blessing that I first fell in love with.  In my mind I see little fingers and little toes.  I still smell  that newborn baby smell that wears off way too soon.  I see your eyes surrounded by mini eyelashes.  I hear you cry, so soft it sounds like a kitten's meow.  
In my mind I see your first tiny smile, I hear your first small word, I watch your first steps across the floor.  In my mind, there is a part of you that is still small, still new, still needing.  Still very much with me.
Small things have been the greatest blessings in my life.  They bring me such joy, even when they are not small anymore.  My mind and my empty arms remember the smallness of them.  But I also see them become.  I see them grow, and like the harvest that must come after the heat of summer, the baby grows to a child, the child grows to an adult, the adult grows and learns and loves and provides small blessings to those around them.
Out of the one small, reaching moment, comes the blessings for many.  And that one small thing will be enough.


Now it is your turn.  What can you write in one small five minute moment?  Don't forget to join us over at Lisa Jo's


  1. Dear Patricia,
    I agree with you that "newborn baby smell" wears off too soon...celebrating the small things with you this Friday :) visiting from FMF

  2. Hello again Patricia! I'm glad to be visiting again with FMF. This post was just lovely--thank you! I so agree that the "small things have been the greatest blessings."

  3. I am soaking up that sweet newborn smell right now, with my 4-week-old baby girl!