T’is the season for giving and in our world of abundant materialism, we may find ourselves wanting to give something less tangible and more meaningful.
The holiday season is a great opportunity to connect with people, near and far. Family gatherings, seasonal parties, fundraising events and the invitation to reach out for a conversation are all excellent opportunities to give the gift of your presence.
We connect and engage with people by learning about their passions, goals and aspirations.
This season, why not take a moment to be present with the people you are with. Set your phone aside, turn down your internal dialogue and be curious about the person in front of you. Ask them about themselves, listen to and hear their responses, smile, relax and enjoy the interaction.
You may find the holiday season becomes a bit more enjoyable and relaxing as a result.