It’s that wonderful time of the year- it’s Christmas… and soon, we will be ushering the New Year.
Sincerely from my heart, I would like to wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Christmas has always been a celebration that I love even as a young child. Our family usually would spend Christmas watching TV together- and during movies aired during Christmas usually pass the message of warmth, gratitude and caring for others. In the spirit of the festive mood, at least I need not think about schoolwork for a while.
As I grow older, I felt that Christmas is a great time to give. Stories like the Little Match Stick Girl left a deep impression in my heart that I could never forget. Few years ago, I went to a wholesaler and bought some dried foodstuff, notebooks and little candy canes. Then I made into little hampers and distributed these items to the second and third class wards of the government hospitals on Christmas day. Some were surprised and asked me which church I came from- I told them I did not come from any church but it is something I felt like doing from my heart. Sometimes, I do not know who benefit more from these gifts- the receiver or the giver. I find that if we give without expecting anything in return, the purity of the intention nourishes the heart.
Therefore, why not consider giving someone a gift of love, compassion and generosity during this wonderful festive time of the year?
In the coming New Year, most of us would have thought of New Year resolutions or are planning to make some changes to our lives- only time would show if these resolutions can become a reality. What I find helps to boost us forward is to:
- Associate with positive and successful people. If you can’t remove the negative people from your life, keep your dreams to yourself.
- To find mentors who can lead us to the right direction
- To read books that really can motivate us to another level
All the best and may you go a step closer to living your life and achieving your fullest potential.