This year, more than ever, I have truly resonated with the spirit of Christmas. While the majority of people were stressing over what presents to buy and what to cook for Christmas dinner, I was basking in the warmth of the season’s more profound messages: goodwill, generosity, love, kindness and sharing.
Now that Christmas has ended, however, the magic has now subsided. It always amazes me that once the festivities are over, most people simply return to their grim realities, grumbling and lamenting that the fun has ended for another year. But why must it end? Why is goodwill only confined to one season?
I, for one, do not plan to abandon kindness. The world would be a much better place if we all showed just a little bit more kindness to our fellow humans, particularly to those who need it. It makes no sense to reserve this sort of behaviour solely for Christmas!
Just like Scrooge woke up on Christmas morning as a changed man, always promising to keep the spirit of Christmas in his heart, I challenge you to do the same! May 2015 be the year that we bring much-needed warmth and love to the world, making it the norm to be kind and generous.