“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 fourth practice of the Holidays is - PRACTICE TOLERANCE.
Just because someone may be different than you, you may not understand their beliefs, or maybe older or younger than doesn't mean making fun of them or being short-tempered with them is ok. The definition of tolerance is sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own.
Being different is never a bad thing, but a quality to embrace. Basically, treat others the way you want to be treated, and it is important to be tolerant of yourself, as well as others!