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While most of us see Christmas as a time of giving and spreading love, for some this time of year is a bit trying.  Whether it be lack of ability to purchase gifts or a reminder of the death of a loved one, holiday depression is real.  However, there is something we can all do to help.

In recent weeks, I’ve seen numerous social media posts about random acts of kindness and paying for other people’s orders in the drive thru, secret Santas paying off layaways. The other day, I shared a story about a man who’d fallen on hard times.  I did what I could to help him, and he said he wished he could give me a hug.  So, I hugged him.

Christmas is just a week away, but I have a new goal.  Next week, I am determined to make the day of someone who has would could be seen as a good reason to fall into holiday funk.  I encourage everyone who can to join me.  If you know that someone seems to get depressed around this time of year, do what you can to lift their spirits. Invite them to a meal, call just to say “I love you,” give them a small unexpected gift.  Do what you would want someone to do for you.  A random act of kindness goes a long way.

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If you need an idea of something inexpensive but enjoyable, email me at jade.nicole@townsquaremedia.com. If you’ve been on the receiving end of a random act of kindness that changed the entire scope of your day, feel free to share it in the comments.

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