Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
When someone is waiting for something, there is a need for the individual to be watchful or vigilant. Watchfulness is a great virtue. It could also be viewed as vigilance, circumspection, awareness, or attentiveness. This is important because one needs to see or observe what one is waiting for so that when it finally arrives one will not be taken by surprise
The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents
Too often when what we are waiting and watching for is right before us. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and so I’ll end my thoughts on waiting. I hope that in some small way, I’ve made the days of preparation and waiting a little more meaningful.
I’ve spent days preparing, watching and waiting and am blessed to know that none of it was in vain. Christmas comes once again !
TODAY IS A GIFT
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself:
I — not events — have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.