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  • Writer's pictureEileen McDargh

The Best Gift You Can Give This Season


Holiday Gifts Under the Tree

This is not the season of tranquility. Far from it. I won’t even itemize all the crises and newsfeeds that wreak havoc with our brains and our hearts. And if you are dealing with personal challenges in health and family, the burden can feel overwhelming.


I don’t know about you, but there are days I feel helpless and hopeless. I shake my head in exasperation and wonder how humans can be so heartless and frankly evil. So much is out of my control.


Or it is?


I have always said, “Action is the antidote for anxiety”. What can I put into action?


Answer: Anything that begins to create a community of caring. I am reaching out to my Jewish AND Muslim friends. We are all fellow human beings who want to create positive change. I will call my friend whose husband is in a memory care unit and has no idea who she is. I will seek anyone in my neighborhood who needs help. I can go grocery shopping, walk dogs, water plants. I can SMILE and greet strangers.


I will greet each morning with “I am part of a community of caring”. I intend to close off each day with a list of who I touched in this community of caring, the best gift of caring.


What do you think? Will you join me?

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