Little Things Mean A Lot

Last week I talked about how much I love the holidays, and I do. But the holidays also can be overwhelming too. So much to do, so little time…and that’s why we need to celebrate the simple things in life.

So what are these simple things?

For me, the simple things so far this season are: a fuzzy blanket, sparkly lights, sappy holiday movies that any other time of the year would make me roll my eyes, red velvet stockings hanging from the mantle, an advent calendar, and an ivy candy dish that belonged to my mom.

I don’t need bling, or presents, or crazy crowds to celebrate the joy of the season. The little things are enough for this writer. And that can be said in writing my stories as well. What I think connects a reader to a character are all the little things that make that character come to life.

So what are your simple things this holiday season?

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4 thoughts on “Little Things Mean A Lot

  1. My core family is very small, no little ones around to spoil with useless toys and fancy paper. No longer do I spend days and days decorating the house. What’s important to me now is to spend the holidays together with those I love. A warm smile, a loving hug, and laughter filling the house, and love, love, love. I wish you all of that. Merry Christmas, AE.

  2. Due to my adventurous cats, my husband and I don’t put up a tree for the holidays, but we do play Christmas music and curl up on the couch to watch holiday films. Everything from Die Hard to It’s A Wonderful Life. Like Barb, our family is small, so we make the most of it by spending quality time together. My favorite part is walking around the neighborhood on a snowy evening to check out everyone’s decorations. One neighbor has musical outdoor lights!

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