This Advent, I am using my reflection space to share nuggets of wisdom that I find helpful in engaging the deep meaning of this season. I found this one in my daily meditation book An Almanac for the Soul. William Ellery Channing (found inMasterpieces of Religious Verse) writes:
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is my symphony.
My prayer for you this Advent is that your symphony resounds with the Light of Love.