“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” – Thomas S. Monson
And not just Christmas, the holidays too, and every day should be a day when we make some person happier and we help those in need selflessly. We need to aim to give back to the community, to spend some quality time with our family. Donating food, volunteering in homeless shelters or just inviting a neighbor who is alone for the Holidays over for dinner won’t cost you a lot but can have a huge impact on someone else’s life.
Every small gesture can make the biggest difference. So, here are some ways you can spread a little cheer this holiday season, courtsey of Diply.
1. Leave something warm for those who don’t have a warm place to call home
When it’s ridiculously cold outside, anything you leave like a scarf or a jumper would be very useful to those who need it most. Another thing you can do is donate warm clothes to a local shelter.
Facebook | Scarf 4 Winter
2. Invite someone over for a warm holiday meal
Sadly, there are a lot of elderly people who live alone. And the holidays are all about families and company. So, your goal should be to make sure that any elderly person you know is not alone for the Holidays. Invite them over for a little joy and a warm dinner.
3. Bring a meal to someone who is homebound
Another thing you can do is join a program like Meals On Wheels whose mission is to deliver holiday meals to people who can’t leave their homes for one reason or another or are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.
Facebook | Meals On Wheels America
4. Send out holiday cards
In the age of technology, the tradition of sending cards has been exchanged for Facebook greetings. Send a card to a friend and family member and they will be pleasantly surprised.
5. Leave a little something for your delivery workers
Since it is the season of giving a great idea would be to leave something for the people who work the hardest during the Holidays – the delivery workers. They are after all Santa’s elves throughout all of December!