The holiday season is a time of joy and love, but for some it can be a lonely season. Why not show some love and compassion to those around you!
Here are some ideas on how you can love on others during this holiday season:
1. Get crafty and personable with your presents.
Instead of pushing and suffering through the big crowds at the mall, get crafty with your gift-giving and give your loved ones something they’re sure to cherish for years to come. You’ll be excited to give it to them and they’ll feel overwhelmed with love and joy when they open it.
2. Send cards to extended family and distant friends.
It isn’t always possible to have that face-to-face interaction with those we love—especially distant relatives and old friends that have moved away. Thankfully, though, there’s an easy solution: send them fun holiday cards! You can even include a meaningful letter or note inside that warms their core when they read it.
3. Arrange a secret Santa exchange at work.
Whoever invented Secret Santa is a genius—it cuts back on time and money, while also maximizing the fun that is gift-giving! Go ahead, what are you waiting for? Talk to your coworkers and plan the details. This fun game will provide laughs and love aplenty.
4. Invite a lonely friend over for Christmas dinner.
Not all of us are fortunate enough to spend Christmas with family—but no one should spend it alone. Consider inviting a friend or coworker that’s new to town over for the holidays. They’d surely love some company and appreciate the invitation for years to come.
5. Donate blankets and food to the homeless.
The truth is that the holidays aren’t the “greatest time of year” for everybody. In fact, it’s the most difficult time of year for some. Help make it a little brighter by showing the homeless some love—take them some blankets and food to enjoy this season.
6. Tell all of your loved ones that you—well—love them.
Oxytocin, or the “love hormone”, is a neurotransmitter released during social interaction: hugging, kissing, or simply bonding. It’s also a big part of the reason interacting with others is so beneficial to our health. So, don’t wait another minute—go show your loved ones some love. Hug ‘em, kiss ‘em, whatever you deem fit!← BackNext →