As we step into this new week of advent, let’s talk about something essential: appreciating the moments. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s crucial to pause and truly soak in the beauty and joy of the season. Whether it’s the simple pleasures like baking cookies, decorating the tree, or enjoying beloved Christmas tunes, these small moments matter. If we rush through without appreciation, advent becomes a whirlwind. Perhaps in slowing down to appreciate these small things, we’ll find more space in our lives for what truly matters during this season of advent.