As the holidays are quickly approaching, it is a time to anticipate the joy of children and excitement of sharing food and gifts with the ones we love. Although for most of us it is a time of great happiness, for many others who are elderly or have recently lost a loved one, it is a time of sorrow and loneliness. For others, the holidays are not joyful because the family economic situation leaves the Christmas tree bare and the table empty. Can you imagine not having turkey and ham or your favorite treats during the holidays?
With Thanksgiving behind us, I'd like to take the time to offer a gentle reminder to go out of the way to make that extra phone call, send a card, or pay a visit to someone who needs love. Donate some food to your local food bank or serve at a soup kitchen.
This is a great time of year to make the extra effort to be others centered and give. I know many of us have a hard time parting ways with our time, energy and resources. I promise if you make the effort and go out of your comfort zone, then you will end up receiving far more than you give.
Be generous this holiday season because you can!