19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Help others with encouraging words
Christmas all year round
“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s frame of mind” – Miracle on 34th Street
You can do to keep the season alive in your heart year-round. By applying the same principles that make the holidays so uplifting.
1. Connect with people you love – however you can: make a call, send a card, visit if its safe.
2. Keep giving. Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. The smallest gifts, the ones that let others know you’re thinking of them, are sometimes the most poignant.
3. Give your time. Bake and take treats to the nursing home or to shut-in neighbours . Give your experience! Volunteer with a literacy program or walk a dog at the local shelter.
4. Surround yourself with music. During the Christmas season we’re surrounded by music. Keep the music going!
5. Share memories. During holidays, we think of the times we’ve shared with others. We remember making candy with Mom. We say things like, “Remember when you got that pink bike and wrecked it on Christmas morning?” We talk about the time the dog ate the ham when no one was looking.
Don’t wait for the holidays to swap stories and bond.
6. Keep your sense of humour! That chipmunk in the tree seems like an annoyance now, but in a few years it will be a beloved Christmas memory. And who knows?? You might even think the video is funny! Look for fun all year long and you’ll have some stories to tell next holiday season.
This time of year is meant to remind us of how we should live our lives every day. The season is a celebration of love and peace that are too important to be celebrated for only one or two months.
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