Plot bunnies, they call them.
We all experience things
So a while back I was looking for characters sheets and quizzes to help with the characters I was writing. Some were the typical character sheets - the ones made for authors. But I came across one that was for personal insight. Originally, I was going to tackle it the way I usually do. But a little ways into the first one I started having fun with it. I think I found out more about my characters through that.
The sun reflected off the snow It was as bright as it was cold The wind howled as it brought up snow A sight prettier than gold
I found this while looking around, and decided to try it out using the main character of my current novel-in-progress. This is from his character at the start of the story.