Each year, I hope for the peace and presence of mind to celebrate a true Advent, always searching for that calm at the center of the holiday storm. Yet, despite my best intentions, my guest room is currently a disaster area of half-begun Christmas projects! When will they ever be finished? Help! Well, at least Christmas music is playing in the background as I write these frantic words!
As my friend Cate, a charming gardener of the soul, wrote in this morning's e-mail: "Second Sunday already? Eeek! Must do, must do . . . Hope to finish the tree today (or close to it)."
We all know in our hearts that these should not be the watch words of the day; yet it seems so: Must do, must do . . .
Instead, how about: Let us find peace . . .
Leading the Way:
"We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels,
we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."