The holidays should be less about buying more stuff and instead about inspiring kindness and compassion to those in need. I don’t think I have ever looked at my material possessions and felt comforted by them but my warm bed, pillow, hot shower, warm meal, money for organic groceries, time with friends, cozy sweater… these are the things that comfort me and make me realize how blessed I am.
Rarely do we make the choice to engage with the people that need it the most, staying instead in our safe zone with the same familiar faces and familiar places but what about all of the people struggling to feed their kids, feed themselves, pay their rent or even buy a toy for their child? We have the ability to help them but maybe just are not sure how we can make the best impact.
To bring light in someone else’s experience this season you just need to combine your generous heart with creativity and a little resourcefulness.
Below are my favorite ways to give during the holiday season and remember, you don’t have to stop giving after Christmas. You can continue giving like this all year long.