Christmas is a time of giving. Even though we give throughout the year, we emphasize giving at this time of year. Some of us have done our shopping and have all our gifts purchased. And some will be doing that over the next few days.
Have you ever thought about what you are giving to the world?
Ah, you’re thinking I mean reducing plastic or planting trees. Those are good gifts but not what I meant.
Every day you are giving something to the world. Either “candy” or “coal”…figuratively speaking. “Coal” would be most of what you hear on the news. But it can be:
· Impatience in the grocery store.
· Rudeness in driving.
· Or just ignoring an opportunity to be kind.
I read a story recently about a family that asked a very interesting question of their kids every day. Before asking “How was your day?” or “Do you have any homework?” They asked….
“Who were you kind to today?”
That’s a way of giving “candy” to the world!
Being kind to one person has an effect on so many others. Those getting the kindness, those giving the kindness and those witnessing the kindness. And it’s contagious!
There are so many ways to be kind, everyone can afford it.
· Letting someone go in front of you.
· Holding a door.
· Being patient.
· Or even just smiling.
Sometimes when you watch the news it’s hard to remember the good stuff. So I’m challenging you to give as much “candy” as you can this Christmas season! We might even be able to change the world!
Posted by: Lara Wilson, Mount Spokane Insurance - MountSpokaneIns.com
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