There’s just something about a robin that kicks off the festive feeling for me-just look at those little feathers and that proud chest. This is a time of year when the idea giving is everywhere we go and yet I’m more aware than ever before of people in need both near and far. Whilst I’m grateful to have a roof over my head and food in my fridge I can’t help feeling overwhelmed by all the people around us struggling for even the simplest of needs, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So what can we do? There are no easy or quick answers here but one quote that keeps coming to my mind is ‘be the change you want to see in the world’ but how can that apply in the here and now?
You could buy an extra present this year for someone you know would feel the kindness. Donate your time in a way that works for you, bake/make/create, or it could be as simple as spending real time with your family, play games/laugh and make some memories. Essentially, do something that pays it forward and know that each act, no matter how small is creating change..so be the change this festive season????