Christmas is a time of celebration, spending time with family and friends, renewal, joy, hope, and of gratitude. During this time of year I tend to be more reflective and turn my thoughts to all the big and little things I am thankful for like, family and friends, and all the blessings I have in my life.
The Christmas season is one of generosity; I’m talking about the generosity of spirit, and not gift giving. Here’s why I think that:
- People seem to be more forgiving and agreeable and may be more willing to overlook slights and hurts than normally.
- People give of their time and money to help those less fortunate than themselves.
- People may be more inclusive and look for ways to include those without family and friends in activities.
- People seem to want to make the world a happier place, even for a short time, think of decorated houses and yards, decorated shopping centres, singing, plays…
- We want to celebrate whether it’s the big things or the little things. This season reminds us of the blessings in our life.
There are those who do not share these sentiments and may find the Christmas season hard to manage. We can be sensitive to what they are feeling or going through. They may not want to share in festivities or activities because they are in a hard place in their life. We can find another way to be a friend.
Let your generosity out during this season. Make it a practice to celebrate the good things in your life. Watch how it changes you and helps those around you.
May you enjoy the very best of this season!