During the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our own lives and forget what is really important. This list has been circulating around the interwebs, so we decided to put our spin on it!
- Be Present: Too often we get wrapped up (pun intended) in buying presents and gifts for those we love. In reality, the important thing it BEING PRESENT for them. Gifts are an expression of our affection for out loved ones, but spending time with them is what is more important. Be sure to plan plenty of together time this year!
- Wrap Someone In A Hug: This time of year can be lonely for some people. Be sure to reach out and hug your loved ones. If you can’t actually hug them, call them and let them know you are thinking about them.
- Send Peace: Peacemakers look to make things right. It could be some unresolved family issue, an issue in your community, or some larger issue. Peacemakers find ways to be a part of the solution in this world and not be part of the problem. There are more than enough problems out there – let’s choose to make a difference for the GOOD.
- Donate Food: there are plenty of food pantries and relief agencies around looking for help. Make a quick call and see how you can help them with a food donation.
- Make Love: With holiday stress, it becomes so easy to become frustrated and complain about things. This can really wear on a relationship with our significant others. Things may not get done the way we would do them. Plans may get made and not communicated, decorations may not be done the way you want. How many times do we make the choice to fuss and not trust our S/Os, though? How many times do we push them past their limits instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt? How many times do we not say anything but secretly hold resentment in our hearts when they do something that we wouldn’t have done? Let it go and enjoy some time under the mistletoe instead. The relationship is far more important than a knickknack that wasn’t placed exactly right.
- Be The Light: People see you and what you do, even when you don’t think they are watching. Being the light is just being an example for people. When you do things to help, there is no need to brag about it. People will see it and that will have an affect on them. Just being a positive example will encourage others as well. Your light will show the way.
We at Beyond Tutoring wish you the best holiday season ever!