The time leading up to Christmas is always very busy, hectic, and chaotic as we prepare to celebrate Christmas.
As a child , at school we were busy preparing for the school Christmas concert. Mother was baking endlessly and we were quality testing what she baked. Huge mail order parcels arrived and we were not allowed to see them opened. Christmas excitement for kids is over the top.
As a young adult there was always a rush to make it home for Christmas. Remember the Christmas exams in university?
Marriage and small children brought busy changes to my Christmas celebration again. Being a teacher, finishing school before Christmas was wild. Kids were pumped for Christmas.
As a family we had shopping, greeting cards, kid's concerts and sometimes travel to prepare for.
So when Christmas Eve arrived all the frenetic activity ended.
No matter what part in my life it was , Christmas eve always turned quiet and peaceful. I always went outdoors Christmas Eve to experience the stillness and quietness. I just breathed some of it in.
Peace! What a wonderful feeling!
At this time on earth we need peace more than ever.
To all my followers and readers I wish you peace at this time and for 2018.