Santa’s on his way, and, if you’re on the Nice List, there’s something stuffed in his sack just for you.
It’s the time for gift-giving, of course. Things wrapped in bows that light up someone’s face when they rip off the wrapping paper. Things that deliver that beautiful moment of surprise and (hopefully) delight. And things that, if you’re honest, you can’t wait to open yourself.
But I got to thinking. Why imbue the giving of a gift with so much importance or gotta-be-right-ness, when every other day of the year you might not think about what you want to give at all.
You have things of texture and richness to give people every single day, but sometimes it’s the people closest to you who get the worst from you.
Enjoy the holidays. Have all the egg-nog you want. Just remember that you can directly impact, for the better, the experience of those around you.
Leave every room better than when you entered.
Be generous with who you already are.
Don’t stop giving when December 26th comes around.