Sunday, 7 December 2014

Advent Two

Today is the second Sunday of Advent, and another of our candles will be lit.


In preparing for the coming of Christmas I have been thinking especially of my family.  Those who are no longer with us, those who are ill and those who are fit and well.

You may be familiar with the opening line from the Dickens book A Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, the worst of times", it is about love and family.  I have found that times with family are indeed the best of times and the worst of times too, the greatest love and the hardest things to deal with.  It can be said that love and hate are either sides of a ridge, you walk along the fine line in the middle balancing the two all the time to stay between them.

I am thinking of the love and trying to forget the less good moments, focusing on going forward in the best possible way for a happy Christmas this year.

Amy

23 comments:

  1. Keep thinking of the love Amy and you'll deal with the other stuff. In another well known quote... "All you need is love, love is all you need!"

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  2. A truly fitting comment Gina, focus on the positive. Enjoy today.

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  3. So aptly put, have a lovely week
    Clare x

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  4. very well said, continue to enjoy the best of times and I hope they outweigh the worst of times xx

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  5. Definitely. May we be full of kind words and careful love as we spend time with our precious ones.

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  6. I agree, my family is everything to me, but there are parts of it that are hard to deal with.

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  7. Yes, this is it exactly. We walk that fine line, trying to balance out the good and bad that comes with being part of a family.

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  8. Beautiful words today Amy. It is all a balance and funding the love. And like you I try to remember all those who are now gone and pray for those that surround me today. Sending you love friend. You are a gift to me! Nicole xo

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  9. You are very wise to do this although it is awfully hard sometimes. Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Meredith

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  10. Hello Amy,.

    Well said and so true.

    luvirene
    xxxx

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  11. I think life is a balancing act, and that extends to family too. Focusing on the good usually helps outweigh the bad.

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  12. Im agree with you! ANd love Dickens!
    Love your spririt and ADvent is a beautiful time dear!
    blessings:)

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  13. A beautiful attitude Amy, you deal with all that life throws at you in such a positive and kind way. It is to your great credit. CJ xx

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  14. Totally agree - thinking of the good here too. Sending a hug. xx

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  15. family is everything, I have good memories of my mother and those before me, hoping that those after me will remember.

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  16. Christmas brings out a lot of different emotions in us, doesn't it? Yours was a beautiful post - and a reminder to stay positive.

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  17. Hi Amy,
    This is an inspiring post! That's what I need to focus on too - thinking about the love, and not the less good moments. Sometimes I let negativity to overweight the good things in my life. Thank you for this simple reminder.

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  18. Beautifully said, Amy, and we all know what you mean. Christmas is a time for reflection, and your Advent tradition is lovely. xx

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  19. Very true sentiments, Amy. Thinking of you. x

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  20. Well said! Hope you enjoyed the 2nd advent! It's so easy to forget what christmas and advent is all about - I am trying to focus on it this year though :)

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  21. I'm trying to focus on the good moments too. Have a lovely second week of Advent! x

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  22. You're so right about families and absolutely right to focus on the positive Amy. xx

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