These past few weeks, schools have been disrupted by industrial action and by bad weather. Inconvenient for some. A bonus for others. Weekends tend to be work filled, so an opportunity midweek to enjoy some quality family time has been a gift.
Life bombards us with situations not of our choosing or making. How we see those and use them varies and is dependent on lots of other factors but, often, we have the chance turn a difficulty into something positive.
In the busyness of this season of Advent, we can choose to find time for contemplation, choose to swim against the tide that wants to sweep us headlong into Christmas and, instead, take time to appreciate the journey along the way.