As happy as this season is for many, for some people, it’s just a reminder of how lonely they are. This year, try to be more mindful of those around you who may not have lots of people around them. Bake cookies for your elderly neighbor and deliver them in person. Go caroling at a local nursing home. Visit with the patients while you’re there – take your kids along. Observe others while you’re out and about running your errands – a warm smile and small talk with a stranger goes a LONG way for someone feeling lost in the shuffle.
Slow down. Look around. Find a small way to make a difference.
This video is so touching and drives home the idea of reaching out to the lonely. The end may leave you needing some tissues, but it’s really heartwarming!