Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stories that grow on trees

Many times, it's very difficult to come up with new story ideas. Oh but sometimes, sometimes it feels like stories grow on trees. They dangle there, and all you have to do is find the perfect one, reach out, and grab it.

This is literally true at Christmas time. As I look at the bright lights and sparkling ornaments, I see a hundred stories just waiting to be written. Questions pop into my mind that are the glimmers of a story.

What did this bear family do all day before settling down to read a book?

Who are these two reindeer friends? Where do they live and what do they do for fun?


Where is that snowman headed on his sled?

So if you're stumped for a story idea, spend some quiet moments looking at your Christmas tree. Take a walk and look in the store windows. The stories are all around you.

Most of all, I wish you a blessed Christmas. May your days be filled with the peace and joy of Christ's birth.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!