Hello and Season’s Greetings to all! It’s that time of year, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. So much to do. Shopping, sending cards to loved ones, meal planning, baking, attending festivities, decorating. Doing everything you think you have to do to have the perfect Christmas. Why it’s almost enough to turn you into a Grinch!
Now if any of you know the story of the Grinch you know that in the beginning he was a mean spirited, despicable being that hated the thought of Christmas. That is until he found it’s true meaning and his heart grew and grew!
We too should let our hearts grow at this time and we can do it very easily just by taking on the simple task of being kind.
It cost nothing for us to take a moment and show kindness and caring. Not only to the ones we know and love, but to everyone you come into contact with on a daily basis. We never know the struggles a person faces each day, and a kind word and a smile might be just the thing they need. Sometimes it is the small things that can make a difference. So if you are out and about try and do a small kindness for someone. Offer to let someone go in front of you in line at a store, be patient with retail staff, (they are working hard and dealing with a LOT of people), so offer them a smile and a genuine thank you. Give a sincere compliment to a friend or a stranger. Volunteer for a charity you feel strongly about. There are so many ways you can spread some Christmas cheer.
While you are being kind to others please don’t forget to be kind to yourself also. So you burned the cookies, you didn’t make it to every party you were invited to, your home is not perfectly decorated. So what? You are doing the best that you can and that is enough. Give yourself some of the graciousness that you are so generously giving to others.
So come on let’s get motivated to show some kindness. The true spirit of Christmas is peace and love. Let’s spread some of that around. Not only this season but for all the seasons to come. Now that is perfection.
Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless.
Love from Teresa and Vicky