Christmas is one of the most colourful seasons in the world. Season’s sale, family time, gifts to give and receive, vacation, and then some are all a part of it. Everyone who celebrates Christmas desires to be with family and friends.
Though the message of Christmas is to love, care, share, etc., often we are self-absorbed, aren’t we? We do shopping for ourselves and our families and close friends, we make time only for the near and dear ones and we see that we have the best time of all. It looks like Christmas is all about us and our people. This Christmas is not going to be any different. However, can we make a difference this time? Here are 3 S’s to help us.
Spring some surprise
While doing Christmas shopping, how many times have we bought a gift for people who do not fall under our ‘family and friend’ category? It’s rare, right? If we look around, there are people who don’t show that they are lonely or are going through a tough time or are almost giving up on life. Did you know that Christmas is a time of hope. This year, apart from buying gifts for ourselves and our close and dear ones, can we buy something for at least one person outside our close circles? The gift need not be the best or the most expensive one. If we genuinely show this gesture of kindness, nothing can top that.
Spend some time
Most of the time we hangout only with people who have the same wavelength as ours. In my case, I like to hang out with my school and church friends. I hardly have time for those at work or anywhere else. This Christmas season is the perfect time to spend sometime with a colleague or someone with whom we usually don’t hangout. When we do this little thing, we will not only be a blessing but also be blessed with a new friend. Spending time with people is a great way to let them know that we care. Did you know that time is one of the five love languages that people long for?
Spare some space
Before we plan to go home for the vacation, let’s invite a friend to join us. Let’s make some space for a third person to be a part out Christmas plans. I know Christmas is all about being with our family. Nevertheless, there are quite a few people who cannot be with their families. Why not invite one of them home and make them feel warm and happy this season. Isn’t Christmas about loving and sharing? Trust me, our friends will love it, even though we are not their own.
We don’t have to follow all these. Nonetheless, if we do, we will make a difference in someone’s life. It may be small or negligible for us, but it may not be the same for the other person. So, go ahead and make a difference this Christmas.
Happy Christmas to you and your family!