Changing up Advent

Dear Claire,   I loved your post about little acts of kindness. I was reminded of our Season of Giving post a couple of years ago about a Trader Joe’s children’s advent calendar that suggested a kind deed for every day, with a little chocolate reward tucked behind each door. Advent is upon us again,…

The little thing that matters most.

Dear Sam,   At the moment here in the UK we're living through the very strange collision of the political point-scoring of an election campaign with preparations for Christmas. So, I couldn't agree with you more that we could do with a little kindness in our lives just now.  As you mentioned, Wednesday this week was World Kindness…

“Autumn is a second spring,

When every leaf is a flower."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French philosopher, author and journalist.   Did you know? The song Autumn Leaves, composed by Joseph Kosma, was originally called Les Feuilles Mortes, with lyrics in French by Jacques Prévert. Since it was written in 1945 it has been recorded…