6 words: 🥶 If you could freeze time for 5 minutes but still move, what would you do?


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This one’s been on ice for a while.

GAD GRAPHICSix Words posts sprung up on here every month. I had one with triple-digit entries! How in the name of Harry and Helen is going on here

Like a lot of stuff I could do younger, I can do this – you’ll have to wait longer for it, that’s all.

I ask friends, strangers, bloggers, and strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt in six words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it with his assertion you could tell any story in six words. Exactly.

The prompt: If you could freeze time for five minutes but still move, what would you do?

I got this question from Q4KIDZ. Haven’t seen the site? Check it out! They have tons of questions to ask your kids to get the conversation going. Also works on bloggers. 

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1. Stand still and contemplate on Time.

Dimitri F., of The Blog of Dimi


2. Rob a 7/11 of scratcher tickets.

Heather S., of Heather Christena Schmidt


3. I would dance with my kids.

Vicky F., of Five Spot Green Living


4. Clean house, sit, and enjoy it.

Cindy M., of Simple Steps for Living Life


5. Leave boring meetings to save world.

Charlotte K., of My Pixie Blog


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6. Enjoy the peace and quiet, zzzzzzz. 

Lauren M., of Lauren Mayhew Writer


7. Practice popping up on a wave.

Josie, of A Family Afloat


8. Arrange the winning lottery ticket numbers.

Courtney W., of Blog Me This


9. Enjoy absolute silence. I’m parenting boys.

Eric W., of All in a Dad’s Work


10. Sit and soak in the silence.

Andrea B., of My 30-something Adventures


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11. Snuggle with my two favorite boys.

Beth K., of Coffee Until Cocktails


12. watch my three babies being born.

beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on


13. People-tipping never sounded so fun!

Aunie, of Aunie Sauce


14. Dance like everyone’s watching.

Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year


15. Remove sadness and replace with laughter.

Robin D., of Whisk and Dine


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16. Cuddle with my two beautiful girls.

Liz K., of Creative Circle Charlotte


17. Cuddle pile with cats and husband.

Britt S., of Britt Skrabanek


18. Give giant sandwiches to homeless people.

Erin, S., of The Brain Dump


19. Have my first uninterrupted bubble bath.

Brenda K., of brendakearns.com


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20. Write a timeless piece of poetry!

Shalu, of The Dreamer Mum


21. Just breathe and enjoy the peace.

Lacey D., of Rock Paper Spirit


22. ‘Zoom. Out. Of. Endless. Traffic. Jams.’  😀

Shashi, of The Twin Fishes


23. I would pet a live tiger.

Michelle C., of Bijou Bead Boutique


24. I meditate, stillness envelops, time stops.

Donna M., of DJ Ranch


25. Let’s get those kittens into rescue!

Sharon C., of Sharon E. Cathcart


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26. Paint silly faces on stuffy people.

Renee S., of Renee Writes


27. Walk slowly in a primeval forest. 

Carrie C., of Lead Our Lives


28. I would laugh with my girl.

Michelle, of Tell Me About It


29. Write more. Breathe more. Love more. 

Sara L., of Heart of the Story


30. Chug some water! Just chug it!

Lecy, of A Simpler Grace


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31. Wipe out all student loan debt.

Zezee, of Zezee With Books


32. Rocking my baby … Heart is overflowing!

Carolyn, of Nuggets of Gold


33. Wrap Zoey up in a hug. 

Corey, of Nostalgia Diaries


34. Perform an absolutely amazing magic trick!

Sheri M., of When the Kids go to Bed


35. Look for lost stuff without distraction!

Mimi, of Messy Mimi’s Meanderings


36. Enjoy five minutes of pure silence.

Kally T., of Middle Me


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37. I’d gift all children with music.

Simon, of Yllw Chlk


38. Put a smile on people’s faces.

Cris, of Exhale and Enjoy Life


39. Change lottery to match my ticket.

Lisa, of Lisa Thomson Live – Divorce, Fiction, Short Stories


40. Nothing, too many options paralyze me.

Ana, of Blessed With a Star on the Forehead


41. Steal all of the cheese enchiladas.

Eli, of Coach Daddy

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51 thoughts on “6 words: 🥶 If you could freeze time for 5 minutes but still move, what would you do?

  1. So many great ideas and thoughts!

    Thought you might like the history on that saying you commented on at my place. During the Battle of Mobile Bay on Aug. 5, 1864, Union Fleet Commander Farragut attacked Confederate Fleet Commander Buchanan, there came a point where his ship slowed, and Rear Admiral Farragut asked why. He was told there were naval mines, back then called torpedoes, in the water. He allegedly replied, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” While he probably didn’t really say it, he was indeed the kind of commander who would have not stopped for anything short of his ship sinking, and then he would have gone after the enemy in a rowboat if he needed to and could.

    It’s now used as an expression meaning to press on with a task no matter the risk or danger.

  2. Hi Eli,
    I love all the answers!
    Now I am just feeling like I wasted 5 minutes that I could have used to save the world or perhaps to just eat chocolate cake with no consequences.
    I will be better prepared next time.
    Thank you for including me in this fun post!
    Blessings! ♥

  3. It’s amazing how many people defaulted to the lottery. Looks like they’re all nicer than me… can’t you picture me “nicely” people-tipping my way through the mall? Or a mattress store at least to make sure no one got hurt. HAHA!

  4. It took me a while to get around to this but maybe that’s because today is a day when I needed to see it. It makes me think of all the simple pleasures in life. Most people just wanted to enjoy the time, or experience pleasure without fear of wasting time. That says a lot about what we really value in life. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s answers

    1. Well, I’m glad it was here for you, Lacey. (I wrote you an email today and I might have spelled your named Lacie. Fair warning!)

      I did notice that theme and I feel like we do want that, enjoyment without wasting time. Although to relax and enjoy, could that ever be a waste of time?

      Glad to have you in. Hope you’ll join us again!

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