Five Minute Friday — Small

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out — not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. I’m proud to be one of the hundreds of bloggers who take part each week and look forward to reading what others write. It’s always a treat reading different interpretations on a common word.

This week’s prompt is SMALL.

Here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

One of the perks in living in rural upstate New York — as opposed to an urban metropolis — is you get to see the sky at night, with all its flickering stars on a dark, dark blue canvas. It’s similar to standing on a beach and watching the endless ocean waves lap onto shore. You realize how small and insignificant you are.

That’s not insignificant as in you don’t matter. It’s insignificant as in how much of a little part you are in the greater scheme of things.

I need that reminder from time to time as I wander this journey. I tend to see the successes as my successes, the result of my savvy maneuvers. I get puffed up and need the be reminded I am just a part of the whole picture. And the sky scape or the ordered waves are a reminder of that.

Small is not insignificant. Sometimes we just have … STOP

… to be reminded of our place in God’s plan. He certainly has a way of showing us. Just look up!

Well, that’s it.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Alimony — bounty on the mutiny.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Small

  1. Nics Cahill says:

    It’s so important to look up.

    Beautiful. I love your depiction of the sky.

    A joy to read and encouraging. Have an awesome weekend.


  2. One of my favorite things to do is sit outside and stare up at the stars. Calming and puts life in perspective. Loved your line “That’s not insignificant as in you don’t matter. It’s insignificant as in how much of a little part you are in the greater scheme of things.”
    God’s plan is huge and so much better than what we can dream up!


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