The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
As the busyness of the holiday season is upon us, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of shopping and to do lists. Sometimes we think we don’t have much time for relaxation for ourselves. How easy it is to neglect ourselves sometimes! However, if we really look for it, especially if it’s just 10-15 minutes in the day, we can see what we can squeeze in if given the effort.
I found this little gem of a book (The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott) from another Christian blogger, and I was intrigued by this Christmas themed book set in the late 1800’s. It’s a very quick read at only 112 pages. There are three short Christmas inspired stories about love, perseverance, and faith. The first story “The Quiet Little Woman” tells the story of a young orphan girl Patty who so desires to find family to love her. The second story, “Tilly’s Christmas” involves a poor little girl whose small act of kindness brings many blessings. The third story is “Rosa’s tale", a heartwarming story of a horse who has a powerful message to share.
I sometimes would read for 10 minutes here and there while maybe something was in the oven or just right before bed and very quickly enough, I was done with the book. It’s also easy to curl up with some tea by the Christmas tree and read this whole book in one sitting. These little stories are just a gentle reminder of the Christmas spirit where charity, compassion and faith are what makes Christmas time so special. It’s a wonderful read for adults and even children to share in the message. May this Christmas season be blessed with joy and warmth as we await the birth of our savior.