As I’m looking at all the packages wrapped and under my tree, (Type A, seriously!) I enjoy thinking of all the happiness they’ll bring to the receiver. How I wish I could box up other kinds of happiness to give my loved ones. Freedom from financial worries, joy for every day, love and fulfillment.
That’s just a dream, of course. But my challenge to you today is to find a way to help your loved ones through tough times. My way is to buy them things for Christmas that they can’t afford or won’t buy for themselves. To babysit without being asked. To do dishes or clean. To send notes of love and encouragement. Surprise someone with a nice meal.
These aren’t big things in themselves but they add up to a lot to the person on the receiving end. Just to know that someone cares enough to see even small needs means the world to someone in turmoil or just overwhelmed.
If that’s you today, then I hope my words give you the love and encouragement you need. Turn from your own needs and see what you can do for someone else. You’ll soon begin to feel better about your own situation.
Wishing you a wonderful day!