Treasure the Little Moments

Treasure the Little Moments

So here’s a weird thing to consider: treasure the little moments with your loved ones, because you never know.

My husband’s been ill, as I’ve mentioned before. The folks at the Mayo Clinic are awesome, but they don’t know what he has. They’re taking him to surgery (long story) soon, and the risks are pretty awful.

So this Christmas, we’re going all out.

Fancy tree. Full-out mad decorations. Why? Because we don’t know if we’ll get another one.

And it really hit me: why haven’t we done this every year? Why would we assume – even unconsciously – that we’d get another Christmas?

It just struck me as incredibly foolish, you know? We should treat every day, every moment, as precious. Because you never know.

Anyway. Here’s the tree. We’re pretty durned pleased with it.


A three-times bestselling author, Ruthanne Reid has led a convention panel on world-building, taught courses on plot and character development, and been the keynote speaker for the Write Practice Retreat. Author of two series with five books and fifty-plus short stories, Ruthanne has lived in her head since childhood, when she wrote her first story about a pony princess and a genocidal snake-kingdom and used up her mom’s red typewriter ribbon in the process. When she isn’t reading, writing, or reading about writing, Ruthanne enjoys old cartoons with her husband and two cats, and dreams of living on an island beach far, far away. P.S. Red is still her favorite color.