A different kind of advent


Today I had a bit of a revelation!! In the midst of de-cluttering, sorting my ‘stuff’ and bemoaning that as soon as I clear a space more ‘stuff’ fills it (especially at Christmas Time) I suddenly realised just how abundant my life actually is.  Today I saw just how much abundance was around me in my everyday life and realised that I was pretty lucky to have so much when others don’t.

This revelation then suddenly linked itself (as thoughts often do) to something I had spotted on Facebook the other night which focused on passing the abundance on.  It was such a great idea that I left the computer to go and begin at once!! So I am going to share it here so that if some of you are thinking/worrying/anticipating the Christmas increase of ‘stuff’ then you can pass on a bit of your abundance too.


The beginnings of our bag. Decided to put in a week at a time 🙂

It is simple enough…… instead of having an advent calendar which you open and collect goodies out of you have an advent box or bag which you put goodies into. 25 items – one each day – that you then give to a local foodbank, homeless person or person in need on Christmas Eve.  It is so simple and do-able for so many of us that I wanted to share.   Of course it doesn’t need to stop at Christmas…… we can share our abundance any time of the year 🙂

Many of us are stocking the cupboards for Christmas anyway and many more of us stock them all year round.  So why not let some of the abundance which has come to us this year be passed on to others?  Maybe if we focus on receiving things with joy and then passing them on, be it food/clothing/gifts/books or whatever we can spread a bit more abundance everywhere.

Hope this finds you enjoying the life you are in.




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