While the holidays may only last for a short period of time, the energy around the season is transcendent. Our ability to give to others shouldn’t have to end when the season ends – it should become part of our tradition all year long. As you put together your list for gifts, consider making this the season you make a positive change in the way you celebrate the holidays. Rather than giving as expected, or even required, become the person who focuses on making a difference in the lives of those around you.
There is so much you can do to brighten the day of the people around you. Small gestures of love and kindness have monumental power in bringing the holiday spirit to someone in need, and the reciprocation of knowing that we have made even a small but positive impact in someone’s life is a gift we give ourselves.
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Every day, we’re consumed by the physical demands of life, from raising a family to building a career. We continue to run and chase the clock, losing our perspective along the way. Then the holidays roll around, and like clockwork, we suddenly remember that it’s time to focus on reconnecting with our families and friends that we’ve left by the wayside the rest of the year.
The truth is, we don’t stop to consider whom or what we’ve neglected or disregarded during the previous 11-months. Gifts are fine to give and receive, but know that the gifts from the heart are much more needed than material goods.
Love in every form is a gift that never stops giving. However it’s expressed, love is a display of caring, concern, and support that makes another person feel better and makes a positive impact where it is shared. Sharing yourself with others and taking time throughout the entire year to offer some encouragement and inspiration, words of admiration, gestures of friendship or love should be something we make our tradition for the entire year!
Gratitude is one of the most overlooked elements in our daily lives. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost a thing, and it certainly doesn’t take much time either. However, the benefits of graciousness and gratitude are endless. Being grateful feels good because it helps kick-start a cycle of positive vibes—vibes that you should focus on cultivating the whole year through, not just during the holidays. When we start being more grateful, we’re more likely to continue to feel positive in our daily lives. And the people around us will feel it too.
There are so many simple ways that any one of us can give back, whether it’s with time, donating used goods or food, the gift of giving back is powerful and fulfilling. Giving back to your community through volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations, charity, or other means does so much to help those in need and contribute to the common good. No matter how you do it, giving back to your community will touch many people’s lives. Even the smallest good deed can ignite change and positively impact the community by providing a renewed sense of hope. You may have 10 minutes or 10 hours, but using any amount of time, you can take steps to help build a better world by practicing compassion, kindness, and community responsibility.
However you celebrate the holidays, take a moment to consider the powerful potential we hold when it comes to giving. Simply by showing kindness and care to the people around us, we experience the gift that keeps on giving. We do not have to limit ourselves to only giving during the holidays: the best gifts come from the heart, and can and should be shared every day of our lives. Keep the season of giving and thanks going and commit to giving love, gratitude, and support to the people and community around you all year long.