Unfortunately, this holiday season is not always so joyful for everyone. Sometimes, that pressure to seek and find joy can make it so much more difficult. Loss and heartache feel so much more pronounced when the people with whom you shared such wonderful, joyous times are no longer there.
So what can we do? Be more sensitive. Be more kind. More patient. More forgiving. Do something nice for someone else just because. And parents? Why not use this as a prime opportunity to share a giving moment with your kids? Check out what my friend, Shan, did with hers HERE!
Last week I travelled up to New York for some training with the new day job. On my way home on Friday I stopped at the Starbucks in Charlotte airport for some pumpkin spice to keep me awake during my layover. I was looking through my bag, trying to get to my debit card when a pilot joined the line. I let him go ahead of me since I was in no hurry and had no idea if he might be. You can imagine my surprise and pleasure when he placed his order, looked over at me, asked what I was having, and added it to his tab. No one had ever done anything like that for me before. A total stranger made my very long day imminently more bearable.
Sometimes those little gestures that don’t seem like much can make a world of difference. Keep in mind, that little thing might make more of an impact than you have ever imagined.