As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to talk about Holiday Spirit and how it can make everyone’s life better. I am always amazed that a time of year can make people behave differently towards each other.
December brings a joy and festivity to most people. Holidays of gift giving, parties and gatherings, as well as a nostalgic look back at one’s youth can put you in an especially charitable mood. We see more acts of kindness, volunteering, and a more forgiving attitude to friends, family, and neighbors. It is a warm spot in the cold weather.
What if we carried this spirit forward throughout the year? What if all twelve months of 2019 were December? Would the good spirit live on, or do we really only have a limited ability to be pleasant and kind?
It is my belief that any departure from your normal behavior requires effort, but if this effort is sustained for a long enough period of time, it becomes routine. Therefore, if we try to keep our holiday spirit beyond the season, it will become easier and easier as time goes on.
Let us try to make Holiday Spirit everyday routine!