When was the last time, you raked up a large pile of leaves, getting the heart pumping, and the other muscles working? Then, once that pile was finished and ready to shred and place in the compost pile, what did you do?
Did you drop your rake and jump right in?
Why not? Too busy, too tired, just too . . . ?
When did we forget to be spontaneous like children?
Starting with Thanksgiving and moving through Advent, this is the season of gratitude, peace and love.
Oh, and don’t forget. Joy.
Happy Advent everyone. May you find room in your heart for that babe in the manger so long ago. If you celebrate another holiday this time of year, may you also find: Joy, Peace, Love, and most of all, Gratitude. It is the savory seasoning which brings the rest of those emotions into being.
My wish for you this Advent is to find joy. Just don’t forget to look.