Sunday, December 20, 2015

365 Project - Day 354 - "Fourth Sunday of Advent"


December 20, 2015 - "Fourth Sunday of Advent"

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent... and the beginning of the Week of Love.

This year has been a tough one for my entire family... and yet looking back at the days, weeks and months that have passed I've come to the realization that this entire year has been a "Year of Love" for us all.

Yes, there have been many days of sorrow. There have been many obstacles and tests to face. There have been extreme lows. There have been days full of doubt and a deep sense of not understanding "why?".

Yet there has also been a sense of togetherness... a deep sense of family... and a tremendous amount of love shared. Our family has come together in ways that I, for one, never thought possible. Relationships and bonds have been strengthened - and, at least for me, "faith" has been renewed.

I wake each morning and I immediately give thanks for the blessing that is this new day. I give thanks for my family, my friends and my faith. I give thanks for all of the blessings I've been given... and all of the lessons I've learned thus far in my journey...

... but most of all I give thanks for "love". For the love that my family shares for one another. For the love we have been shown by so many this year. For the ability to spread that love... to share it with others and to do our best to shed a little light in a world which at times feels so dark.

May YOUR life be a life filled with love!

Amen.

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