The first candle is lit. Advent has started and Christmas time is almost here. Advent time is perfect to think about life and how to make it better for you and everyone else around you. Time to take it easy, relax and get ready for the main Christmas holiday.
After a few years, even I'm using advent time this way. I'm in no hurry, I'm enjoying peace and quiet. My home is clean, organized, and full of wonderful Christmas scents - dried apples, oranges, cinnamon, and honey. I'm thinking about those closest to me, especially my son (finally without worries) who is still in the hospital after his serious injury but in a couple weeks he should be getting out almost completely healthy. To this day, I'm looking at the whole situation as a miracle for which I am extremely grateful.
So with that being said, I am wishing all of you a beautiful advent full of peace and happiness. Enjoy this time and spend as much of it as possible with your family and loved ones. Slow down and enjoy the little things in life, they are more important than we normally think.