Floss's post spoke about traditions, and i think i should keep this post in line with tradition and make it about Hope, a topic traditionally spoken about in church at the lighting of the first candle. There is - traditionally - the hope we hold in Christ, or indeed Christmas, the hope that it will be light and joy in the dark winter months, the hope that Christmas itself will be better, and call an end to the year, which we in turn hope will be better than last.
We hope that we can be better, better people, neighbours, daughters, and the hope that our families will grow safely and my personal hope is that i can be a Mother.
Hope is what binds each and every one of us together, we have the same hopes, and i believe that each of the candles, hypothetical or other, are common themes to mankind in general. Even if you aren't writing a post about A Pause in Advent I hope you are able to save some time for yourself this season to think of the four candles, Hope, Peace, Love and Joy, and possibly even share these thoughts with me.