In the past couple months I've become a fan of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. (That sounds like I'm behind the times, she's been doing the show since 2003 but I haven't had the chance to really watch it regularly till now, so call me a late bloomer I guess!) She and her guests are usually good for a decent giggle plus her desire to empower people and share the benefits of her success is just inspiring! It makes for some feel good TV!
As previously admitted, I never paid a whole lot of attention to the content of her show until one day I had it on in the background and I heard her closing remark "Be kind to one another" which just struck a chord with me. How often (especially during the holiday season) do we forget to be kind?
So with Ellen's daily encouragement in mind, I decided to take a little time out of my hectic holiday prep to spread some holiday cheer. Granted I couldn't really go giving away thousands of dollars worth of merch and gifts BUT I'd like to think I brightened someone's day and showed my appreciation for them in a manageable way.
I think it's safe to say our postal workers and package delivery folks are the unsung heroes of the holidays. They work long hours in the less than pleasant weather (at least here in the Midwest) to make sure all our gifts and goodies arrive in time. So as a thank you to our dear mail carrier I left him a little note and a Starbucks gift card (note: USPS does not allow carriers to accept cash tips but gift cards under $20 are okay) to fuel his longer shifts in the cold.
There's all kinds of other ideas and people in your life that I bet make your life pre-holidays easier so take a minute and show them you appreciate it!
I'm going to do my best to get more posts up before the holidays!
Cheers! And "Be kind to one another"!