photo credit: Charles Schultz, creator of Peanuts
As Christmas approaches,
Sometimes the spirit of this time of year gets lost in all the hustle and bustle. Many can remember the caroling in their neighborhoods to spread the cheer, or helping the elderly by going to their nursing community to lift their spirits when their own family have left them abandon. Possibly contributing at a food bank or local church to ensure that all are not forgotten during this time of year.
Yet, may I remind you that the holidays are a time to be thankful and share with those around you. It's a time of year to visit those family or friends whom you have been too busy to spend time with due to a hectic life.
This holiday season, make a list not of what you want to buy but who to call, who to reach out to and make their day a little brighter. Possibly add the neighbor who you drive by every day and never take the time to stop and say hello to. Why not drop of a small tray of cookies as an entrance point to a conversation. The feeling of satisfaction will last a whole lot longer than a mere gift bought from a store or online purchase as that will fade. Caring for someone transcends time.