Holidays and lending a hand

So the holidays are here and as festive as it is for most people a lot of people get down in the dumps.  So it is contingent upon all of us this time of year, as busy as we are, to keep our eyes open for those who aren’t doing as well.  A quick note, call or hello to that person who seems extra quiet in the office would I’m sure be much appreciated.

Also with the holidays coming a lot of people take this time of year to volunteer at local homeless shelters, food lines or other charities, donations to the same type of organizations also go up impressively this time of year and that is great.  There is plenty of evidence that giving to others makes us happier.  My suggestion is that this year perhaps you could delay your help a few weeks.  It seems to me that the most depressing time of year for the homeless and others who are struggling is the month of February.

February is cold, the sun goes down early and the giving spirit of the holidays has subsided.  Food pantries and homeless shelters see significantly fewer volunteers that time of year.  So maybe this year try gearing up for Valentine’s Day by giving of yourself to those who are in need.  Think of it as extending the good feelings of the holidays all the way til Spring.  Have a happy day my friends.




About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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