There are many people who feel left out, overlooked, or forgotten this time of year. No wonder those around us can feel down and out of sorts.
If this describes you, a reliable way to pull yourself out of the doldrums is to volunteer.
Here are a few suggestions:
~stop by a nursing home and read a short holiday story or poem to the residents–or just sit with someone who usually has no visitors;
~visit an elderly neighbor who can’t get around like they used to;
~help a local organization gather gifts and food for people of very limited means;
~deliver holiday meals to shut-ins;
~offer to babysit for a friend’s kids so your friend and his/her spouse can enjoy a quiet holiday date night;
~volunteer to run errands for a single parent friend.
Let me know which one of these suggestions worked best for you. Let me know, too, if you came up with others not mentioned here. Thanks!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,