The Christmas hype has started. I doubt many people look to the weeks before Christmas with the word ‘quiet’ in mind. However Advent, the lead up to Christmas, is a time of preparation and reflection where once again we can experience God’s love afresh in the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Not got time for that? Yes you have – for 10 minutes each day in December think of 3 things you’re grateful for. Be still, say thank you for the good things in life. Take a deep breath and march out into tinsel and noise. Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas.