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…
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.