Christmas comes with so many mixed emotions: joy, sadness, loneliness, stress, and anticipation.
How about this year we decide to look outward and not inward at our discontent or distress?
Let's try brightening someone else's day by: -
popping a Christmas card in a neighbours letterbox
making a quick phone call to someone we have not spoken to for ages
choosing to smile and say an encouraging word in each shop we visit. A smile goes such a long way and is often returned (REMEMBER A SMILE COSTS NOTHING TO GIVE BUT MAY BE PRICELESS TO THE RECEIVER).
listening to carols or attending a church service where we can remember 'the Reason for the Season"
this is the perfect time to offer the hand of friendship in a fractured relationship... expecting nothing in return but knowing we have made a small effort to mend the bridge that was broken
maybe check on an elderly neighbour.
Let's be grateful for things we do have, no matter how small, rather than focusing on what others may have.
We may never know the difference it will make in someone's life but be sure it will also warm your soul.