Why not do something a little different this year ? Such as giving gifts that don’t cost anything like time, patience and compliments ?
I had this idea for this post a I was observing everyone getting ready for Christmas running about crazy trying to get things sorted, it can very stressful and we can forget about ourselfs and others needs!
In the run up to Christmas day we can hand out more compliments that will brighten someone’s day such as complimenting a stranger on a lovely outfit, telling a work colleague they are doing a great job and you noticed how hard they worked. Also thanking friends and family who make us a meal by saying it was very nice and they are a great cook! So many times we actually think these things but don’t have the guts to say it out loud.
Another thing we can do is give our time to friends or family, such as going round and visiting and having a good conversation. Maybe even a phone call to an old friend or taking the time to deliver a newspaper or milk to an elderly neighbour. Taking a little bit of time just to talk to someone can go a long way. Truth is more people are lonely than ever I’m today’s technology world.
Having more patience with your self and others. This one is a gift to yourself as it will reduce stress, sometimes we worry and lose our patience with our self’s and others toon easily. Tale a breath and say to yourself “is it worth it ?” Also don’t beat yourself, for up this Christmas if you get things wrong, Christmas isn’t going to be perfect for everyone.
Some times the best gifts are the cheapest, inexpensive free ones ! But in the end you realise YOU are the best gift! You are not really invisible and others aren’t either so stop acting like they are and give the gift of love, patience, time and compliments ❤🎁