Share your gifts

Woke up this morning and found this in my newsfeed, and it kind of got me in the heart. It may be an ad, but it’s an ad in the best manifestation possible: a 3-minute short story that gives holiday fuzzies and offers very good life advice.

It’s about a woman named Sofia who secretly writes, but can’t bear to share her writing with anyone for the same reason that most of us are reluctant: fear of our greatest creative efforts being…not enough. Or stupid, or silly, or offensive, or any number of reactions we tell ourselves are good reasons to hide our secret labors.

Her creativity leaks out in other ways, but always she hides it from others, until one night her faithful dog can’t stand it any longer — and releases her creativity into the night.

(After my heart melted watching this, I then watched a “making of” video and holy cow, the set they built! This was a handcrafted piece of art.)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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11 Responses to Share your gifts

  1. Riversong says:

    Awww lovely. So glad you share your creative efforts with us. 🙂

    • Me too! I remember the days of hiding away…it’s such a self-reinforcing trap. There’s a risk in letting your creative efforts go out into the world, but the potential rewards are far greater.

  2. Tammie Lynn says:

    What beautiful videos! I’m so happy you stopped hiding your talent! Your writing is amazing.

  3. Annie Robinson says:

    Thanks 😊☺️❄️❄️ I enjoyed this clip very much!
    Put a smile on my face alright!
    Hmmm. Time to reread an Alsean Chronicle … I think so

  4. Patti says:

    I’ve seen this commercial twice on the American football games…Thanksgiving editions.

  5. carolynmcb says:

    Wow, that was so cool, I had to watch it twice. and then the making of, which I had to keep pausing to really look at all the miniatures.
    Yep, a heartwarmer for sure, that ‘Share Your Gifts’ vid. Thanks for drawing attention to it. Somehow, I had missed it before.

  6. Mel Robertson says:

    Lovely Vid Fletcher. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been having probs with yahoo for a while. I have had the odd one or two posts from Oregan expat delivered to my mail handler but I thought you were busy with Resilience. I went to check Yahoo webmail after phishing attempt… There they were.. Today posts from you came down from Yahoo for the last 2 years !!!! Yaayyy. Lots to read. Thats my day sorted!!!!

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