Friday, August 16, 2013

Small #fiveminutefriday

Write. For five minutes straight. One-word prompt, five minutes, no editing. I'm linking up over at Lisa-Jo Baker (aka The Gypsy Mama) where we read, write and encourage.
Five Minute Friday
Sometimes, when we speak, we substitute words. You learn synonyms (cinnamon) and antonyms in grade school and as you grow your list of interchangeable words does too. When you write or blog or essay the words come, sometimes rushing quickly onto the page and you're already on the next paragraph racing just to keep up. Other times it's a slow painful drip, agonizing over each word and use and connotation.

Sometimes we forget in our effort to use the best words, the most descriptive, the most appropriate, that our vernacular has caused words to evolve. And not always for the better. Just the other day Google approved a definition for "literally" as "figuratively". Who decided that one? Sometimes you need to go back to the starting word, the fundamental,

Small does not mean insignificant.
Small does not mean unimportant or overlooked or brushed aside. It is more than cute or handheld, more than little or tiny or lost in a sea of bigger (not better) things.

Small is a start. A place to grow. An unfurling, a contained self, a beginning.
We all start with small steps and lead ourselves to our personal achievements- big achievements because they're ours and we conquered them.

Small does not mean it wasn't enough. Small means begin.

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