Five-Minute Friday: Small

Hello, Friends. Welcome back for another Friday spent with Lisa-Jo and the Five-minute crowd. Today, we’re taking five minutes to write on the prompt Small. Do you have five minutes to write, read, or both? Why don’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Today’s Prompt: Small

my boy via

He sat at the counter on the lone stool, his back a small curve above the wood seat. He bent over his bowl of cereal, and I stood looking at the curve of him. I remember the day he was born, on a sunny spring morning, right there on the bedroom floor. I had no idea when his tiny body slid from mine, the ways he would grow in greatness. His spirit is huge, he is an almost-man, housed in a little boy body.

I am small, child-sized, really. But, these tiny bones house something bigger, something like the weight of the world I sometimes carry in my chest. We never know how much a body can contain, or how capable we are–housing enormous spirits, big love, and sometimes even bigger regrets.

As I watch his shoulders rise and fall, I imagine what greatness, what goodness he might contain. I hope his body is a willing vessel, although I know from experience, our flesh can hide a universe from the seeing world. We hide the ugly, but we also hide the good. We are all capable of birthing something small, housing within it, the potential for something far greater.


I’m so glad you stopped by today. I hope your weekend is filled with wonderful things, both great and small.


  • Emily Simmons

    Hi Kimberly! I’m visiting from Five Minute Friday.
    “We are all capable of birthing something small, housing within it, the potential for something far greater.” This is absolutely beautiful.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks for stopping by, Emily:)

  • Karrilee Aggett

    I love you so… and am so thankful for the truth in your words here, friend!

    • KimberlyCoyle


  • Amy

    This is beautiful!!! I could have written nearly the same over my a little redhead who entered our life quite unexpectedly! His small body a reminder of the great possibilities just waiting for him to grab onto! Thanks for linking up with five minute Friday. Your one small post encouraged me to link up for the first time!!

    • I’m so thrilled you decided to join! Thanks for stopping by, Amy:)

  • Andrea Frazer

    As promised, I wrote an article for our newsletter at Believe and included you!

    • Well, that’s so kind of you! Heading over to check it out!