If I put it on here it commits me to actually doing it, doesn't it? OK then. Deep breath At the risk of making my blog look like a thesaurus, I have come up with a word for each day of Advent, and the plan is to write something every day to go with that word. I'm hoping not to go too Thought-for-the-day-ish, with a neat little moral wrapped up in sparkly paper, but if I can come up with something that makes me think, and maybe hits the spot for a few other people, I'll consider it a job well done. And if not, well, it's only 25 days and you can all come back after Christmas! Lent and Advent are the two big periods of preparation in the Church calendar, for Easter and Christmas respectively. Their value for me right now is that they are nicely delineated chunks of time. I may not be able to keep up something new indefinitely, but surely I can manage it for less than a month, right? And that month might just be enough to change me a little bit for the better.