I start creating for Christmas in October, yet it still seems to sneak up on me! I love Christmas! Of course I love all the things most people do about the season. The smells, the lights, the music and of course the Hallmark Christmas movies that all end the same, but I watch anyway!
But the thing I really like the MOST about the Christmas season is, people are just nicer! It seems during the holidays people are kinder, gentle and more helpful. I see more smiles and more patience. People seem more friendly and talkative. Strangers tell each other happy Holiday’s and Merry Christmas. They chat in the store when gift buying. They hold the doors.
I wish I knew what is was about this season that makes this magical thing happen, so I could turn it to glitter and sprinkle it everywhere for the other 11 months! I would bottle it as, Holiday Kindness and give it away free. Everyone could carry a bottle and whenever they needed the heart of Christmas to appear in someone, they could just sprinkle a little around them.<
But maybe we all can do this even without Magical Holiday Kindness Glitter. I am a believer that every one of us is an angel in disguise, I believe that a smile and a kind word can go a looong way. If every day, every person, smiled at at stranger and gave someone a compliment, the butterfly effect would take over. It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. And that every little thing you do and every little choice you make greatly affects your life. Even the smallest stone, thrown on water can cause large ripples. Even the smallest act of kindness can change another persons life.
Kindness and compassion are the best gifts that can be given. The gift of a compliment always fits. A smile wrapped in the face of a meaning giver can be returned, but in a good way.! A random act of kindness takes the pressure off having to worry about if the receiver will like it or not.
Christmas is the “Season of Giving”. I have only one Christmas wish. That wish is that maybe, just maybe, EVERY season can become the Season of Giving!
Till Next Month...Lorelie Kay