The Power of Giving

Hi everyone, I found some free time to really sit and think about what I wanted to discuss in this new blog post. So, with Christmas being two days away, I started to remember what it is like to finally be in the “Holiday Spirit” and wanted to share my quick opinion on the topic.

Early this morning, I was able to hand out some presents to my friends and teachers.  However, as the day went on, I realized I had gave more than I had received and I was completely fine with it. The holiday season should not be all about receiving, even if the idea of unwrapping gifts may spark a sense of excitement and thrill.I think we all need to acknowledge that the aspect of giving, even the simple thought of giving something, can mend some hearts and bring us excitement as well. Whether it be a holiday card, scratch off ticket, gift card, piece of clothing, etc., just the fact of knowing that someone thought of you enough to get you a present could make anyone a little cheerier. Not only does it make the other person feel good about themselves, but giving could make you feel better about yourself too. To see each of my friends light up at the sight of their present fueled me to want to give more and I think majority of people reading this would agree it feels pretty amazing to receive a gift you weren’t expecting.

So, with the “Holiday Spirit” in full gear, don’t forget to grab a card (even hand-made one if you are on a tight budget) and thank whoever is present in your life or continually makes your journey a better experience.

Happy Holidays everyone and thanks for reading!

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