If we have ever had a year to be a bit more charitable, this is it. In case you are not aware, many have lost jobs, are losing homes and are struggling in many ways associated with COVID. Not easy from a mental health perspective either. Depression and anxiety are at all time highs and mixed with a Holiday Season can be overwhelming.
I invite you to adjust your habits just a little bit. If you have an extra dollar or some change drop it in the Kettle for the Salvation Army. If you are able, make an extra $10 donation on your tithing slips for Christmas or any donation where a Church can give back. Give someone homeless a McDonald’s gift card for $10. Pay for someone’s order behind you in the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant. Leave a gift on someone’s doorstep. A Christmas card with a note for your mail carrier or UPS or FedEx guys. They are working so hard this time of year with little thanks. Go sing Christmas Carols. Call someone and ask how they are doing for no reason other than “just because.” If you are able, give to the Food Bank, generously. Clean out your closets and donate to a Thrift Store. Order Pizzas and have them delivered Christmas Eve to your local fire department or ER.
We cannot change the world, but we can change the World for one person. Do a little or if you are able do a lot, but do something. I promise you it will change you for Good. Perhaps this year Christmas can be a little more for all of us.