So here we are, less than one week until Christmas Day and this week’s advent candle and post is Joy. Joy of light in the darkness, the joy of what we’re making, the memories and the realisation of dreams, joy comes in a whole host of varieties. Joy of helping others, joy of a quiet moment in a busy week, the thing is we need to grab all the joy we can. It’s the last week until Christmas and I am revelling in every second and moment of the joy this knowledge gives me. I am beyond excitement, I am truly happy staring at glistening lights and glittery ribbons.
I am normally happiest pottering around, but I am finding joy in all manner of things that I am all too aware cause panic to many. This is (and I'm saying this in a sing song voice now) the most wonderful time of the year.
I haven’t been to every carol concert or even a Christmas party. I didn’t want to and so I didn’t. I didn’t give cards to every single person i've ever known, I didn’t want to, and I'm sure people don’t want to bother writing out a card to me if they only met me for a little while in June. This isn’t about getting a whole bunch of cards or presents, this isn’t about having the most dust free home and perfectly hanging garland in the village, its about what brings joy to me and my family. It’s about how I want to spend my time and money. Right now I honestly can’t give my time to everything I should, but to deserving matters I can give money, to some others I can do other things which help. I've been preparing for Christmas since last Christmas, and I still haven’t ticked every box. But I am happy, I'm giving myself over to the things I want to and I am truly finding joy in this!
Have a great week