We have grown distant, one human to the next is far more removed than we were 10 or 15 years ago. We have grown so accustomed to communicating via technology , very few people know how to carry an actual conversation.
Today is Christmas Eve, a day where gifts are exchanged and families get together to celebrate both religious and cultural customs. We go to the mall and spend boat loads of money on gifts for our friends and family. Yet there is something lacking, I can FedEx a box full of toys, I can wrap sweaters with bows and ribbons, but when was the last time I gave love?
I am not saying to run out to the first person you see today and bear hug them, but have we taken to time to thank those that make our everyday better? Have we stopped to ask how someone is feeling? It doesn’t cost a dime to simply check in on someone. You don’t know what that person may be going through and you asking may lighten their load, it may brighten their day and it may change they perceive things to be. You can have a profound effect on people just by thanking them for their service or paying forward a bridge toll.
We can no longer be void of emotion and human disconnectedness. We can all take time from our lives and show others how much we care, even if you can only spare a few minutes or a few words – it goes a long way.
Doesn’t matter what religion you are, from me to you, I want to wish you all the best during this holiday. For those of us that seek may we find fulfillment, for those of us that have found – may we appreciate what is in our grasp. May you appreciate those that give you love and I pray that you will start to give love to others and yourself. Big Hug!