Gaudete Sunday is an interesting thing, stuck in the middle of Advent. Suddenly there is this reminder to rejoice. For some, it comes as a reminder in the midst of a crazy busy schedule. As for me, my schedule is pretty laid back this time of year, and getting lighter as Christmas approaches. For others, it reinforces the joy of their current circumstances. For many, hearing the call to rejoice is almost like a slap in the face. Rejoice? About what?
Weekends are always kind of a tough time for me because they involve too much time in my head. Ugh. That's all I have to say about that. But I will say that this weekend gave plenty of cause for rejoicing as well.
Rejoice in all things...
I'm really enjoying my laid back Christmas season schedule. It's allowing me to take it easy rather than pull my hair out.
I'm thankful for the wonder of Christmas. The magic of big fluffy snowflakes, the sparkle of Christmas lights being diffused through tinsel garland.
I pulled out two Christmas movies this weekend, Elf, and The Santa Clause, two movies that I love to watch every year. After watching Elf, I've been looking for an excuse to refer to myself as a Cotton-headed Ninnymuggins. I don't know why that cracks me up so much!
I am definitely rejoicing in the wonderful people around this internet space; your words of support and prayers were a huge help this weekend. Thank you!
I rejoice in a phone call with a wonderful friend.
I rejoice in hiking opportunities not 10 minutes from my house.
I rejoice in my house!
I rejoice in climbing and in new challenges and obstacles overcome on the wall.
The way Dickens writes. The man had a grasp of English that expressed himself in ways that we cannot begin to approach in a world that has that annoying thing called textspeak. He did have me a little worried where the story was going, but he pulled it off fairly nicely, though there were still a couple of things I wasn't entirely sure about. (I read "The Cricket on the Hearth" this weekend.)
What are you rejoicing in?
Quick reminder that this giveaway is still going on. As predicted, I find myself wanting to rig the results in favor of each and every single person commenting. As I only have one calendar coming, I suppose that will keep me honest and using the random number generator.