― Israelmore Ayivor
When I read the prompt for Five Minute Friday today, this quote immediately popped into my mind. Five Minute Friday is a writing exercise where a group of us come together and are given a word prompt. Then we set a timer and we write on that one word for 5 minutes. When the time is up we stop. We don't overthink or overanalyze our writing. We just write and we would love if you would join us.
My Pops. brother and nephew have been on my mind a lot lately. I guess it is because this is my nephew's birthday month and also his death month.
They were all wonderful men with many great qualities....but it is not these great qualities that I miss. It is all the small things that I miss. I miss the small caresses, the shared laughter, the hugs and the tears. I miss being able to talk to them about anything and everything. I miss their support when I have troubles and I miss their encouragement when things are going swimmingly for me.
They say that you should take care of the small things in life and the big things will then take care of themselves. I have found this to be true. The small things like making sure you drink enough water or eat a healthy breakfast often set the tone for the entire day.
My Pops and my brother, Dan, in the foreground.
My brother, Larry and grandnephew Gavin being held by my brother, Gary, in the background.
My Pops and my nephew, Danny.