One of the things I love about the holiday season is gift giving. Yes, it can get expensive but there’s nothing like the look on someone’s face when they get what they want. I grew up writing Christmas lists, and you probably did too. After all, no one really wants that ugly sweater, they want things they can actually use and/or enjoy. So today I thought I’d share a few things that are on most of our Christmas lists (and our kids’ lists too) even if we won’t admit it.
The first thing we all want is a little help. How many times in the last week have you complained about or wished for a little help with something? That your partner would get off their lazy butt and take out the garbage, that your kids would listen for once, or that mom and dad would stop fighting and talk with someone who could help them fix what’s wrong? Don’t be ashamed that you need help, we all do. Some of us are just brave enough or far enough down the hole to ask for it.
The second thing we all want is a little hope. There are so many sad stories in the news each day it breaks my heart. People around the world are losing their lives every day for senseless reasons and destruction of property and the earth itself are seen in just about every corner of the world. With so many people who choose to live in darkness we want even more during this special season to see that there is still hope for this world and for the next generation.
Finally we all want someone to believe in us. Everyone wants to know that they’re loved, trusted and valued by at least one other person. We seek validation from our parents, our partners, our bosses, our coworkers and everyone else in the world by how we act, talk, dress and who we choose to spend time with.
So if you’re stuck on what to get someone, young or old, the best gift you can give this Christmas season is to offer help and hope and let them know how much you appreciate them and the light they shine in the world.
“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” Magic Johnson