Offered by: Susan Kline
Our Holiday Season is right around the corner and our thoughts turn toward celebrating with family and friends and gift giving. As we ponder the perfect gift for each of our loved ones, it occurs to me that we all need a little more joy permeating our world. Our existence, currently, seems like an ever changing snow globe that can be shaken various times of day with a different and often unsettling outcome. One of the ways we can be assured to deliver this cherished gift of joy to our loved ones is by cultivating the happiest moments and memories this special time of year.
So, how can we bring joy to others? Several ways that come to mind is by being attentive and listening to the wishes made having more to do with non-monetary outcomes. Offering a helping hand, giving a compliment that bolsters confidence, making a favorite dish for someone who you know will enjoy every bite, and of course, a good batch of Christmas cookies always elevates spirits! Being there for someone when the turkey comes out less than perfect, but, making the best of any circumstance is a well appreciated joyful gift. Having fun with everyone even though this aunt or uncle are always a bit weird can mean a great deal to their family member close to you. A big plus to these offerings is that they’re not wrapped in paper, but love.
When it comes down to it, the simple things in life with meaning are the best gifts. We feel blessed to bring you this December issue and hope that you’ll enjoy all the wonderful offerings inside.
Happy Holidays from all of us at The Brighton Buzz!