Okay the holiday season has officially arrived now that it’s freezing cold. So I’m going to now start my winter/ Christmas series of blog posts!! I’m very excited to be sharing these ideas with you and hope you enjoy them.
I would like to keep these posts a surprise, but I wanted to let y’all know what to expect. So for today I wanted to talk about Christmas and the gift of giving.
Last Christmas I had the idea to buy a $20 or $25 visa gift card, and hand it out to a stranger I thought deserved a little holiday cheer. I walked around the store and found an older gentleman helping an elderly employee move inventory. A younger man followed behind, so I asked this younger man if he was with the kind gentleman helping the employee. He responded yes, so I handed him the envelope with the gift card inside, and told him to have a Merry Christmas.
These men didn’t look needy or poor, they were just being kind so I felt they deserved a little something nice. I expect this to become an annual tradition.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t write this post to encourage you to start a charity or make you feel guilty for not doing enough. However, I just encourage you to be a little more considerate than usual. People during this time are cold, cranky, and are in such a rush. Don’t be one of those people. Enjoy the season for what it’s worth.
Be cautious if you’re traveling, be kind if you’re visiting. Be understanding with employees, and be grateful for your gifts.