This time of year we hear kids say I want this and that for Christmas … and adults (kinda) saying they just want a day off, or more money. How much would those things change your life? Your mood?
How about a visit from a relative or old friend? My best friend from high school will stop in out of the blue every three to four years. It makes my day. I stop whatever I’m doing and go to lunch or dinner with him. It changes everything. I find myself in a way better mood for a few days because of his visit.
What if instead of buying or wanting things this Christmas, we did something? I’m not saying “no” to presents. I’m saying pick one thing you can do for someone else that doesn’t involve money and see what happens. Call a friend. Say hi to the crabby neighbor. Or give a co-worker a complement even (if they don’t deserve it).
If you haven’t seen the movie Scrooged with Bill Murray, go watch it on Netflix. It’s a little cheesy, but ‘tis the season. I am not a mushy guy but this movie hits on the points of what the holidays mean for me. And it’s pretty funny. The closing scene of the movie features the song Put A Little Love in Your Heart. The message is the world will be a better place if you give kindness. And if it doesn’t work there’s nothing more fun than to piss someone off with kindness!
Let’s see if we can.