Five Minutes to Change my World?


Life may be brimming over with experiences, but somewhere, deep inside, all of us carry a vast and fruitful loneliness wherever we go. And sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inward in prayer for five short minutes. -Etty Hillesum

From: An Interrupted Life: the Journal of a Young Jewish Woman, 1941-1943

(via A Vast and Fruitful Loneliness | Inward/Outward.)

Motherhood has taught me the beauty and power of just five minutes. I also learned that some five minutes are shorter than others.

Question: If you only had five minutes to change your world today, how would you spend it?

  • Frances Stone

    Take 5 minutes to do a grattitude list. Hard to feel deprived and grateful at the same time.

  • annderster

    i’d take 5 minutes to write down and capture the experience of the day – even if the day is just busy and scared. everything is better when you turn it into art.