This year for the holidays I'm more determined than ever to seek meaningful gifts. I'd like to offer gifts to provide more of an experience than a quick ohhh-ah shiny factor. For example, I'm considering for our nephews and niece to get them passes for a museum or the zoo. If we can get a good deal on annual passes to one that would be even better.
For parents and grandparents, we're returning to the idea that Christmas is about showing loved ones how we think of them when not together. Like "Oh, I walked past this ____ and knew it was for you."
It's important to get back to what this holiday is about; kindness, thoughtfulness, and spreading love. It is meant to be a humbling time of year full of slowing down with appreciation and surprising ourselves with acts of goodness.
Yes we can stand more compassion and generosity year round and I encourage that too. It's just that our world seems to be at even more a place of utter chaos during the holiday season. I do believe we can fix it, it's going to take a conscious effort. I'll just leave this right here as my supporting multimedia component: