Friday, August 16, 2013

Five Minutes of Small

Good Friday morning to you!  I'm linking up with Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog today, and you're invited too.  Here's how it works...

Lisa Jo presents a one word prompt, and then everyone takes off running with it in whatever direction they choose. The catch is that you only have five minutes. Period. No editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. I set a timer because I like words and lots of them.

After you've sweated out the five minutes link back to Lisa-Jo's blog, and don't forget to add your own link to the party too. Finally, go visit the person who linked before you and leave them an encouraging comment. Trust me, that's the easy part!  Here we go-

Today's prompt-small

An old dog's tail wagging furiously as hubs key turns in the door. A daughter's name in caller I.D.  A cloudless blue sky. A cool breeze in the middle of August. A BLT with its ruby red tomato plucked right off the vine.  

Lunch with a friend from our across the pond life. Weekend weddings and little girls who not so long ago were playing dress ups in our den. Sweet memories. New experiences. Reunions. Friends who knew you when. Graduations. Family who cheer and love and celebrate. Hope.

Hot water and plumbers who make it so. Husbands weary from work who keep on keeping on. The shared language of a long marriage. Laughter at the kitchen counter. The good sigh of a weekend. A comfy couch on the patio beckoning you there.

Coffee and quiet time in the sunroom. Lindt chocolates in the pantry. Facetime phone calls from Target. Peeking inside a new teacher's classroom via photo texts. Pom Poms successfully hung from the ceiling. Excitement in a voice.

A bright yellow sun inching it's way up over the mountain. Sliding open the kitchen door to the promise of morning. Anticipation. Bumble bees stealing a drink from the hummingbird. Sparrows in the hedge and chipmunks hard at work in the rock wall they call home. Grace for the day.

Full days. A thousand interactions or maybe just one. Old friends and new faces. The dance of the ordinary, the symphony of the extraordinary.  A pinky gold watercolored summer sunset sky. Rest for the body and peace for the soul.

Small things.
Big life.


  1. What a lovely word picture, Joyce! A+ for your report card. :-)

  2. Very nice picturesque thoughts... small sentences but full visions!

  3. Small things equal joy. I just felt all your joy. Have a great weekend :)

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  4. Oh, love how you actually listed all the small things. Great job!

  5. So sweet and lovely. Can't wait to be home with you. It really is the small things that make up a full life.

  6. These are the kind of things I am clinging to lately as a learn to be an empty nester and retired. I'm still young and there is a full life to be found in the small things. Nice post Joyce :-)

  7. The small things that bless our lives, if we pay attention. I love your 5 minutes of thoughts. A very nice post. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

  8. LOVED LOVED LOVED this. You have such a way with words. 5 minutes of small things with great joy! Enjoy your week-end!

  9. Your such a great writer. I really enjoyed your five minutes!

  10. Love this Joyce.
    The small things ARE the Lego blocks of life.
    Thank you for those 5 minutes.

  11. You have a special way of expressing your joy in the small things that reminds us all how much they mean.

  12. I enjoyed the "small" glimpse into your life :)