As the holidays arrive, don't let it stress you out; take time to enjoy the little things in life

November 24, 2019


During the holidays, when everyone is running around, shopping, cooking, planning, it is easy to become stressed. I have found when that occurs, it helps me to pay attention to small things.


Small Things


A mist coming down the mountain,

A striking cardinal in a tree;

A low flame in a fireplace, and

Being where you want to be.


A few flakes floating slowly

On a gentle winter breeze;

A drifting song is playing

Giving you a sense of peace.


A warm smile for a greeting

And a silent helping hand;

A place to take a load off

And just relax again.


The sun is a bit dimmer,

But the sunset’s now ablaze

With ever-changing colors -

Cooler nights, and warmer days.


A room that’s filled with laughter;

Finding, sometimes, what you’re after -

Gaining ground a little faster;

It’s the smaller things that matter.


Our days are like an ocean tide -

Sometimes low and sometimes high,

But as they flow and pass us by

We can still hope, and can still try.










Debbie Collett

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Photo by Victoria Franklin.

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