The winds are blowing in different directions this year. My thoughts on advent themes suggested these: light, dark, light in the darkness, hope, waiting, anticipation, preparation, joy, love.
After this came the notion of writing a list that left this year’s Advent with room to surprise. Some things I hope to do many times, but the only requirement is to do everything once.
Change some of the furniture around
Make some part of the house more inviting
Greet an unwanted change with a smile
Go on a date with my husband
Stop and speak unhurriedly with someone I wouldn’t normally speak with
Count being stuck in a line as a metaphor for waiting, a reminder of the sacred in the mundane
Look for other sacred things hiding in irritation
Do something quiet
Add or subtract something to this list
Be still in the dark
Write a letter
Read a story
Sing a song in the dark
Bundle up and go star gazing