“On the first day of Christmas, my true gave to me…” We all know the Christmas song, but I’m changing it up a bit. My song is called the “12 Practices of the Holidays”. Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, perhaps you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something else, these practices will work for you. I hope you enjoy!
The third practice of the holidays is—PRACTICE KINDNESS.
I do want to say it’s easier to be kind during the holidays, but we need to be kind all the time. It’s so simple and it doesn’t cost you anything. But first, we need to understand what kindness means. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. My mother used to say, “turn that frown upside down into a smile”. That’s one of the saddest things about wearing a mask during COVID-19; No one can see your smile and you cannot see theirs.
So how about a simple “Hello” to make someone else’s day better. Do what you can to be kind to others and at the same time be kind to yourself.