With the holiday season fast approaching, I can’t help but get into the festive spirit. Decorations at the office and at home were put up last week and adorned with the normal Christmas ornaments along with a few high tech modern ones.
Feeling upbeat and good-natured towards one another is at an all-time high; smiles are more frequently seen as well as laughter aplenty. Christmas music just fuels our inner core and harkens a time of simplicity and past innocence; when we believed that there truly was a Santa Claus.
Our somnolent consciousness reawakens and we’re transferred back to that very day when we were kids; eagerly counting down the days to when we can open all those presents under the Christmas tree.
I look forward to this time of the year, guess mainly it’s because of the positive energy that’s flowing about. Granted the stress of crowded malls, buying gifts, balancing our pocketbooks, finding parking and planning parties pop up but the vibe is just undeniable. We subconsciously strive to be nicer toward others and compassionate toward those that are less fortunate. It’s the season of “giving” after all.
I guess the whole point that I’m trying to get at is that there’s innate goodness in most of us; although we struggle with putting forth our best face throughout the year, this is the one time where it’s reassuring to know that we have the capability to be virtuous.
The world is in a pressing state right now, so we need to more vigilant in spreading this positive energy. Not just for the holiday season, not just for a day, not just for a week but for as long as we can.
So go forth and pay it forward; do everything with good intentions. Spread your smile, give a hug, lend an ear, hold the door open for someone, any little thing helps. Being charitable is a reward unto itself and the sense of self-satisfaction that comes from it is priceless.
Remember all the times when our family, friends, colleagues, strangers did something good for us – that feeling we got from that unselfish act…we need to reciprocate that back to the world.