Kohl Hard Facts

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Five Minute Friday: Small August 16, 2013

Filed under: 5 Minute Friday — kohlhardfacts @ 1:44 pm

Five Minute Friday is an awesome movement started by Lisa-Jo Baker.

It’s a simple idea: 5 minutes of writing based on a one word prompt. No over-thinking, no back tracking, no editing. Just you and the keyboard for 5 minutes of what’s on your heart.

[Excuse me while I go let the dog in….and back out…and back in again. Oh, she’s hungry….Ok! I’m back!]

As I was saying…today’s word is…


Summer 2013 289


They won’t be like this for very long.

This fall the bigger little one will start preschool.

They are only small for such a very short time and then they grow up. And so I have to teach them now – while they are still small – what it means to live a big life.

How to love God and love people in a big way.

That it’s through the small things that you make a big difference – a big change in the world. Through hugging someone who seems un-huggable. Through loving someone who feels un-loveable. Through putting others’ needs before your own desires. Even when you don’t feel like it. Especially when you don’t feel like it.

And if I teach them now – if I show them through my own life; through my daily actions and reactions – it will become a part of their lives. A part of their very fibers.

If I wait until they are big, it will be too late.

Because big things always start out very small. And when they’re small, they are shaped and formed and molded into what they will be when they are big.



4 Responses to “Five Minute Friday: Small”

  1. AJ Collins Says:

    Let me tell you… This is so so true! My oldest just started 5th grade and it really feels like he was JUST in pre-school. It’s heart-breaking and exciting! Thanks for stopping by place and commenting earlier!! 🙂

    • AJ, Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I can’t imagine what it will feel like to have my baby in 5th grade…and then middle school and then high school and then college…It just all seems to go so fast!

  2. Oh yes! You totally nailed it. Small leads to big right? Keep on doing what you are doing. Those sweet girls will turn out amazing. No doubt!

    “Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish.” Job 8:7

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