What I forgot to tell you

IMG_0775I have my own advent calendar. No, that is not true, I have two advent calendars,if you do not count my calendar candle, that makes it three, I guess.  I am the only one in the family still childish enough to enjoy counting down to Christmas.

IMG_0313To me it does not have so much to do with expectations anymore though, it is my tool to stay present, to enjoy each day and take time to stop, reflect and pray.

The third calendar is the marked candle on my kitchen table. I light it when we are in the kitchen, for meals and for work. It’s single flame, reminds us, be here, now.

The second calendar is my music collection. For years I have collected Christmas music. Every day, when having after dinner coffee, we listen to one CD. Another reminder to take time, to listen, to be here, now. Not rushing ahead thinking of all the things that could have been done.

IMG_8333 julemarkedThe first calendar is our advent blog. My brother Trygve, and I write every day at Julefryd ,our norwegian advent blog. This is our fourth year. This year we are pondering and wondering on the theme “gifts and giving”.

As I try to calm down before Christmas, I do not write much on my other blogs during advent and Christmas, I’ll be back in 2015.

Until then, peace be with you in the holiday season and in the new year, see you!



5 thoughts on “What I forgot to tell you

  1. Manny and I are in Copenhagen. Our friend Monika took such good care of me. Today my back is much better. We used wheelchair service in both the hangover any Copenhagen airports. The people who helped us were so very kind. This really helped as I did not need to stand in line or walk a long distance and my back could relax. Right across from hotel Bethnal is a small Christmas market that we will walk slowly to today. If I continue to improve at this rate we will go Tivoli tomorrow

  2. Solveig, what tranquil pictures and as always what a beautiful post about counting down. I have stopped, blessedly, and am in the eye of the storm that id the break between Christmas and New Year. It is heaven. I hope you are recovered from everything that aid you and feeling fit and, most importantly, happy.
    All the best to you for 2015. I look forward to another year of your inspiring posts.

    • Thank you and all the best to you Kate! We are finally relaxing in our cabin after lovely and busy days with family and friends. I am looking forward to your posts too, you would probably not understand it if I said you are writing like Richard Herman, to a norwegian that is a compliment though!

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