Spending Christmas Alone?
Whether you are alone during Christmas or not, Christmas should still be a meaningful event to you! Being alone this Christmas should not hinder you from having a meaningful one. Besides, Christmas is the time when you can relax and have fun. Or perhaps, it’s also the perfect season to contemplate on things -- the things you have, the things you will have, the qualities you have, the blessings you have.
You are loved. And you should pay that love forward to other people. To make other people feel your love, you may want consider doing these activities:
- Give yourself. No, not literally. What I meant by this is that try to give a portion of yourself to others. For instance, your friends will surely get a lot of gifts from their other friends and family. If you are good in baking, why not consider making batches of your delicious Christmas pies for your friends? Make your own gifts. Gifts that are made with effort will surely melt the receiver’s heart.
- Spend your Christmas with the orphans. Sulking in the corner and thinking why you are single in this festive season won’t do you good. Keep moving forward and realize that you are way luckier than any other people. You are lucky because you have a family. Those children that were left before they even had full consciousness of what’s going on with the world still manage to be happy during this season. Spend some time with them and you wouldn’t believe the kind of happiness that you will get from them. Actually, you are not the one who is giving here -- you are the receiver of the happiness from these kids.
- Be a secret Santa! Pick a random friend and give him or her a gift that she will love. Try your best to not be busted by that person! Making someone feel that he or she is special brings a different happiness to our hearts. Howbeit, the gifts may not be expensive. As the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.”
- Share your food with the homeless. You were surely invited to a lot of parties where there are enough food and overflowing drinks. Homeless people, on the other hand, were avoided by many just because. Make your Christmas more meaningful by cooking for them and greeting them a Merry Christmas.
Sometimes, it is better to give than to receive -- perhaps, Christmas is the right season to give than to receive. Christmas is the season to share. Be generous enough in giving out love and happiness to all. Besides, it is impossible to run out of happiness.
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