Yesterday I travelled to Stockport on the train for my penultimate client meeting of the year. My experience at the station made my day (well part of it) with station staff all dressed for and delivering some welcome Christmas Cheer. Whether it was the dispatchers in their Santa hats and reindeer jumpers or the chap dressed as a turkey and handing out free festive chocolates these simple acts brought smiles to every face that I saw.
So as we come to the end of this year and start thinking towards the next, what simple things can you do at this time of year (and also at any other time) to bring a smile to someone else’s face? Will you do it by:
- giving a well thought gift?
- paying a welcome visit to someone special?
- donating your time or money to a worthy cause?
- turning off technology to be present with your loved ones? or
- just being polite and kind to others?
It’s the simple things that often make the biggest difference and the best thing is they are mostly low cost or even free!
So be kind, generous and present this Christmas season and if you haven’t yet thought how then now is the moment to consider it.
Thank you for contributing to my life and success this year. May 2014 be great for all of us as you continue to Live and Love Your Life!
Here are some other fun and inspiring Christmas resources for you:
The viral WestJet Christmas Gift video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk
Ten tips to stay sane at Christmas http://fresh.co.nz/10-tips-to-stay-sane-at-christmas-time/
Delia Smith’s classic Christmas recipes http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/delia-christmas-2013.html
Track Santa through NORAD http://www.noradsanta.org/