Saturday, December 04, 2010

Advent 2010: Restoring the Joy

I am all excited as the Christmas season approaches this year!

But I do realize that sometimes it's harder to get in the Christmas spirit, especially when Life seems to load us down with problems and circumstances that hardly bear thinking about. And if the demands on our time, energy and pocketbooks are already heavy, at this time of year with all its expectations, it weighs even heavier.

As my dear mom used to say when one more thing would go wrong, "Sometimes it's enough to take the joy right out of living!"

So... if your life is feeling as heavy as a fruitcake and your joy seems as far flung as the star of Bethlehem, I invite you to stop by HERE every day this month as I'll be sharing a few thoughts and tips that I find helpful in restoring my own joy when it gets a bit thin on top.

It will be a little like opening a new window on an advent calendar. And of course, it's my hope that when you 'open' that window you'll find something that puts a lightness in your step, a twinkle in your eye, and the  joy back in your heart.

Wishing you J-O-Y to your world!



  1. This is a fun way to start my blogging day!

  2. Brenda, I'm visiting via Christine's blog and she was so right. These are wonderful reminders to slow down and find the joy in this holy season. Blessings to you... Tanna

  3. Thanks you two for leaving a comment about the advent venture.....

    And Tanna, thanks for popping in -- it's always a delight to meet 'new' friends. I'm heading your way next.

  4. This is an awesome post!! I think we all put to much emphasis on "perfection" and not enough on enjoyment and being with loved ones!

  5. Awesome thoughts and too good not to share. So I posted them on my new networking site:


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xo