“Ten Minutes Until Your Perfect Moment”. So said a billboard advertising an upcoming winery on my way home this afternoon to Sonoma Valley.
Sounds close, but why do we have to wait even ten minutes for the perfect moment? Why not right now? The perfect moment after all is not a destination; it is how we show up in the moment, it is how we fully appreciate the love and life around us, and how we express that joy to others. Same with Christmas. Advent has begun, but do we really have to wait twenty-five days to experience the magic of Christmas? Isn’t the best preparation for Christmas the early arrival of Christmas initiated by each of us?
As we enter into Advent, I am grateful for the community and the care that we have for each other and the generosity that we are sharing in multiple ways with those in need. May we revel and rejoice in the season. It is here. It is now.