Christmas, celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated worldwide by billions of people.
This festival is celebrated across people of many different faiths in different ways - through prayer, feasts, exchanging gifts and caring for the homeless and poor.
Christmas, is not just about having a merry, happy time, it also carries a strong message on how one should lead their life guided by certain principles.
A lot has been said about the Christmas spirit, and here are some good actions practiced by people that exemplify the true meaning of giving. Performing these actions will keep you feeling good from within.
Being generous and sharing your belongings is undoubtedly a divine act. Every little act of generosity like sharing food, giving money to the needy, buying clothes and toys to the economically poor children will bring smiles in their lives. This in turn will leave a positive impact on your mental and physical health and make you realize the real purpose of a human life.
Being thankful for all our virtues fills our heart with more happiness and teaches us the importance of leading a humble life. Thankfulness improves heart health and this in turn reduces stress, boosts immune system, promotes good sleep. Gratitude certainly has a lot of positive effects on the health.
Learn To Forgive:
Forgiving means letting your anger go away against somebody, even if they had hurt you in the past. Holding on to the grudges is not good for both physical and mental health as it puts you under lot of struggle and stress. Make ‘let it go’ a rule to live by as it relieves your heart from great stress and burden.
Being caring, loving, forgiving, sharing, kindness, peace, generous are all acts of spiritual living. These principles leave a great positive impact on our whole physical and mental health, so try to follow them daily, as much as possible. Our kind words, actions and thoughts will bring friends and families closer even while nourishing our body with positive energy.
No matter how busy you are, make time for some social work. Spend at least two hours every weekend teaching economically poor children or helping patients in need. These acts of generosity will make you realize the true meaning of human life, decrease stress, promote a sense of belongingness towards society and leave a positive impact on mental health.
Organise A Fundraiser:
Christmas is a happy festival and is all about sharing, and it’s also the right time of year where charities need most donations. You could employ your hidden talents to raise funds to donate. If you’re a good baker, have a bake sale or if you’re a creative crafty, make cards, decorative items to sell. Get creative and think of many ways you could use your talents to support others this Christmas.
Help Your Parents:
A good deed should start at home, not only for people whom you don’t know. Help your parents with cooking, cleaning, washing, decorating the house, all of these can really take the burden off your parents.
Support Elderly Neighbours:
Let this festival be the reason to reach out to those in the neighbourhood, check in with them to look whether you can offer them food essentials, ask if you can help to pick up shopping. Acts of kindness can go long way and might just be the little lifeline they need.