Hanukkah has begun, the Solstice is past and Christmas is coming. In the USA at least, it seems as though the nation’s focus is on Buying Stuff. Not that this is a bad thing; it makes people happy and keeps people employed, and we definitely need that!
But the best holiday gift of all need not cost a cent.
Give of yourself. Spend some time with someone. Consider your priorities and think about what you might regret later if you missed doing it today.
If you’ve got a long-standing disagreement, be the first one to bury the hatchet. Call or email someone you haven’t seen for a while.
Take time to count your friends and count your blessings. Find a reason to be happy and find a way to make someone else happy.
Don’t focus so much on your own holiday that you forget to celebrate other people’s. December is a month for wrapping up the old and preparing for the new. You don’t have to make a New Year’s resolution–just tell yourself you’re going to look for the bright side from now on.
I hope you all have happiness and peace, regardless of which holidays you celebrate. And let’s all work together to see the new year in with happiness and hope!