This post is for 5 minute friday, by Lisa Jo Baker. Write a post on the topic in 5 minutes only, no editing. This week’s topic is:
Do you ever feel like everything you do is too small?
I make a small post on this, a small signature on that petition, a small comment, a small word. I feel like all I say and do is small, insignificant, unhelpful. And too, that my world is small. My heart is too small. For all the small things I do, there are so many areas where I don’t even realise I should be doing small things.
It makes me feel small.
But I do do a lot of small things. That small signature on that petition might actually change policy. The small card I send a sick friend might cheer them up. The small post on a topic might resonate with someone elses heart, and suddenly, it’s a lot bigger…
I think about the things that mattered, really mattered, when my world was a small room with a blacked-out window. The small kitten who cuddled against me and cried when he couldn’t find me. The small notes a friend sent me, a window out of loneliness in a very lonely world. The small act of asking how I was.
Then all the small things that make my life better now. My husband doing some small chore. A moment of sunshine in the cloudy sky. Someone making me a coffee. Not missing the bus.
I don’t feel so small, when I think about all the way small things add up to make life better. Or rather, maybe I still feel small – but I realise that small can be good.