to counteract all the wickedness in the world, the hopelessness and the fear this year the Advent had to be about happiness.
Each day in December I will be remembering the good things and reflecting on the strength in positive thoughts. This is not to say I am not concerned, worried and tired of the negative in the world. It is just to say that now, in the run up to Christmas I am going to focus on the other things that make us all smile.
There are a thousand small things that make a difference to an otherwise gloomy day. Finding a space in a car park that is just where you need to be. Sunshine on the step on a Spring morning, fresh crisp bedlinen after a bubble bath. These are the things that pass quickly and are sometimes unnoticed. These are the things we need to pay attention to, as these are the happy moments within busy lives.
One of my very favourite happy moments happens often as it is sitting in our snug warm living room, chatting with hubby about something and nothing An asthmatic cat is wheezing behind the sofa and yes it is very simple, but I remember the days when I didn’t have my hubby or this snug home, and taking it for granted is just not an option.
So here it is, Day One of the Advent and it is all about the happy times. May they be all around you and may you take the time to enjoy them whenever and where ever you can.