Well, Thanksgiving is over. Lots of us are inching towards December holidays. For many of us, it's a time to celebrate family, friendship and all we have to be thankful for.
But there are some among us-- in our families, our crowd of friends, our communities-- who are having a hard time this holiday season.
So my challenge to you is to choose one person, and to try to do some small things to bring them joy.
I know we can't solve the big problems, and I'm not asking you to. I'm asking you to anonymously give some small joy to those people having a hard time.
Ideas? Well, I have a friend at work who is having a tough year. Her parents are both sick, her brother doesn't seem to be pitching in either emotionally or physically, and she has a lot on her shoulders. I can't fix any of that. But I can brighten her day in small ways-- a few candy canes in her mailbox-- that sort of thing. Nothing earth shattering, nothing that will require a huge committment from me, merely some small thing that will bring her a smile.
OK-- let's start.