Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and this year, I am taking the time to pause and reflect on just why I love Christmas.
The real reason I love this time of year is that everyone does their best to be nice. The world just tends to get a little nicer. People in restaurants and shops end their transactions with, “and have a Merry Christmas”. And the smiles are genuine.
Here’s a thought. What if we practiced being nice to others all year-long? What if people on the subway gave their seat to the elderly, opened doors for others, smiled more, said the three magic words more often -Please, and Thank You. I can just imagine how this “spirit of nice” would transform our days. We could replace road rage with smiles and taking turns.
I hope we meet in 2017. I look forward to interacting with you with my spirit of Christmas. Maybe “nice” will catch on. The world could certainly use it.