Andy William’s sings a Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
But for many folks this isn’t true.
For some this is their first Christmas without a loved one. They may be feeling a deep sense of loss.
Others have unmet holiday expectations and mixed with the winter gloom go into depression.
And for many, the hustle and bustle of extra shopping, parties, crowded parking lots, and long lines at the stores can add greater stress than usual.
So for some of us, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” may be the most difficult time of the year.
Although we can’t make this time of year wonderful for everybody, we can spread our good-will and make it a little more wonderful for somebody.
As the season descends upon us and we spiritedly prepare for the holidays, let us breathe in the magic of the season and spread good-will in whatever way we can.
- Open a door for a stranger
- Greet your neighbor
- Hug your too grown-up children
- Hand-write a note of gratitude for a small kindness
- Spend a moment in prayer for someone in need
- Flash a warm smile at the check-out clerk
- Shovel snow for the elderly down the block
Small or large…our good-will makes a difference.
Tis the season to demonstrate our benevolent nature…
In the spirit of the season may your holidays be a Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Thank you for sharing this year with me. I appreciate you.
Bless you and yours this holiday season,
P.S. In honor of the holidays I am taking time off from blogging. I’ll see you next year.