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The best gift you can give someone especially this time of the year

You’re going to come in contact with an awful lot of people who are at their absolute breaking point this week. Friends, family, co-workers, teachers, retail workers, nurses. Some will let you in on their struggles, but the majority will nod and carry on and pretend everything is okay.

People are overrun with to-do lists. People are overwhelmed with obligations, budgets, depression, and anxiety. People are overcome with grief, and mourning, and missing loved ones who aren’t near to celebrate. While it may be the merriest time of the year for some, we have to remember it may be the saddest, most stressful, loneliest, most heartbreaking time of the year for others. We’re all busy.

But we’re not too busy to be kind, caring, and patient. We’re not too busy to tip waiters, or strike up a conversation with the person behind us in line at the grocery store, or smile at the mother trying to comfort an upset child.

We’re not too busy to text a neighbor, or lend a helping hand to the man on the street corner, or help a family in need. We’re not too busy to call a friend we haven’t heard from in a while. It’s easier to ignore people who are hurting this season.

It’s easier to look the other way, and to pretend everyone is as blessed this time of the year as we are. But what’s easiest and what’s right aren’t always the same thing. Remember the best thing you can give someone this season is… KINDNESS.

That’s the only thing that truly matters today and every day.

About the Author:
Amy Weatherly  loves red lipstick, graphic tees, and Diet Dr. Pepper. On most days you can find her lounging in sweatpants, running kids from one place to the other like a crazy person. Her family is her home and her passion is helping women find courage, confidence, and the deep-rooted knowledge that their life has a deep and significant purpose. She shares her thoughts about motherhood, life and other stuff on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to follow her!

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