|Don't make me hit you with my candy cane!!!!|
Okay, before you toss your coffee cup at the screen, think about it. Today you hold INCREDIBLE POWER in your hands! You can CHOOSE to be a grinchy, grumpy Monday maniac, grousing around and bringing yourself and the rest of the world down with you.
Or… you can choose to live in “opposite world” and put your own "stuff" aside and look at the needs of others today.
What can you do to bring a smile to someone else? How can you make merry as a gift? Can you get a cup of coffee for somebody? Pay the bill for the person behind you at the fast food place (c’mon, you know you still go there once in a blue moon even though you’re eating healthy most of the time). How about just holding the door for someone else at the store? Biting your tongue and adding another level of grace to your presence when the other person who is driving you crazy deserves to be given a good what-for?
Maybe surprise the kids or a friend or the hubs or a family member with a surprise trip for a cup of cocoa?
It doesn’t have to be anything big. Stopping what you’re doing to give the person in front of you 100% of your attention – eye contact and all! A phone call to say you’re thinking about someone, or a quick email or note. Maybe it’s just something as inexpensive (and priceless) as giving a complete stranger your smile.
Think about it. Pray about it. Then be the gift to someone today. A side benefit will be how good you will feel today - and that's a great way to stay healthy during the holidays.
Because you are priceless and your smile may be the most incredible present someone gets today.