And it’s wonderful that we do have this season of Christmas to remind us each year to love others just a little more. It helps us get outside ourselves more than we do the rest of the year.
But why do so many of us wait until Christmas to get into the Christmas spirit?
We can bring the magic of Christmas into our everyday lives by choosing to be fully present in our interactions with others. We can do this by looking checkout clerk in the eyes and smile. We can put our smart phones down and give our loved ones our full attention when they speak to us. We can offer a hug to a friend who we know is having a tough day. We can smile instead of curse when someone cuts us off in traffic. We can hold the door, offer a true compliment, say thank you more often, and take time to lend a neighbor a helping hand.
When we meet life with kindness, service and awareness, we can experience Christmas every day!