We should always be kind to others because we never know what people are going through.
Those words were uttered by one of my nephews during a recent conversation.
I responded with a resounding “Amen!” — affirming his truth — because I believe everyone can appreciate acts of kindness.
As I reflected on the conversation, I began to realize just how important his observation is, especially during the holiday season.
While the holiday season is considered a time of joy, laughter, love, and giving; it can be an exceptionally lonely and challenging time for many. In fact, depression and mental health issues often increase during the holiday season.
As you go through your daily life this holiday season (and throughout the year), remember that many people are experiencing difficulties – some are struggling financially, some are alone or lonely, some are consumed by the grief of losing loved ones. Remember that the season can be a harsh reminder of their lack of happiness, joy, laughter, love, and acceptance.
So, if you choose to do one thing this holiday season, I encourage you to be kind to others because you never know what a person is going through.