Often times, during the holiday season, we remember that we should prioritize our family and friends (literally or figuratively, you choose).
But frankly, 2022 was one of the worst years in recent memory. And many celebrate the holiday in the shadow of war, disease, and poverty. During these difficult times, more than ever, we need to hold onto something. A reminder that there is hope, love and goodness in the world.
our team here bored panda has collected this list of the most uplifting and heartwarming Christmas posts to remind us that kindness is all around us. Scroll down and get ready to take back your faith in humanity!
exposed to British comedy writer Ariane Shereenthe author of “How to be happy” Chat about prioritizing loved ones, the importance of giving them undivided attention, and learning how to be kind. Dear Panda, our full interview with her is below.
For us, Christmas is about giving our loved ones the love and attention they deserve. Humans are very social creatures and acts of kindness are our bread and butter. It is the glue that holds us all together. Without altruism and self-sacrifice, there would be no civilization as we know it. And without the gift of showing how much we care, building trust is much more difficult.
Bored Panda asked author and happiness expert Ariane for her thoughts on how to focus on the things that really matter in life. , I was interested in getting her to understand how we can remember to show how much we love our closest and dearest people.
“It’s hard because it often interferes with my life, but I try to do something good for my daughter every week,” she said. “How to be happy” Opened in Bored Panda. Some of the little kind things she does are buying her daughter her favorite chocolates and leaving her a nice message on her message board.
Cancer became fast and aggressive.
He had lymphoma. It spread rapidly and he suffered liver failure.
I couldn’t have surgery and my liver couldn’t stand the chemotherapy.
He was only 4 years old…
he was the best boy.
Without him, Christmas would be a lot quieter this year…
dogs are family
It’s not the physical gift itself that matters, but the intention and emotion behind the gift.
“It doesn’t have to be an extravagant gift or gesture. Something as small as a kind note can lift their spirits. Also, pay attention to what they say and do and ask them about it.” How was the concert?” or “Auntie feeling better?” Ariane said our time and attention was invaluable. They matter, not the price tag or the wrapping paper.
I also wanted to understand why people give gifts. The writer Ariane was kind enough to explain this for us.
“This is a physical demonstration of our love, and it shows that we care about them. But again, gifts don’t have to be expensive. You can give the gift of hard work.
“So you can make cards and photo books, or stuff happy memories and love scraps of paper into jars. It means more,” she explained, explaining what you can do if you feel like you can’t come up with original ideas for good gifts.
Finally, Bored Panda asked Ariane how to start learning how to be kind and philanthropic if you don’t know where to start.
“Like Ebenezer Scrooge? I think it takes three ghosts to visit you on Christmas Eve!” She sarcastically added that it’s best to take small steps.
“Maybe start with cards and move on to gifts and gestures. But one of the greatest gifts you can give is to truly listen to people. Just give them your time.” author of “How to be happy” Said.
“Why don’t you invite them over and have a pot of their favorite tea and biscuits for a catch-up? And if they invite you over to their house, they’ll love it.” Please bring a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated,” Ariane said, allowing us to lay the foundation for a long-term and solid relationship.
Earlier, Bored spoke with priest and psychologist Dr. Fraser Watts. about the spirit of giving.
He explained that if we receive a gift that we’re not completely satisfied with, we have to imagine how our loved ones would have felt choosing or making it. We need to value their efforts, not their stuff.
Meanwhile, in a previous interview, Vanessa King, director of psychology at Action for Happiness, told Bored Panda that people keep themselves happy when they go out of their way to help others. Told.
Moreover, altruism has an evolutionary basis. When we eat others in kindness, we build trust and maintain social relationships with other members of the group. “When you do something for someone, the reward centers in your brain are activated, so when you give a gift, you feel the same as when you receive it,” she explained. .
as recently highlighted At Bored Panda, gifts are not essential to a happy and healthy relationship. However, if you are with someone who really cares about them, you can use the act of gift giving as a way to show that you care about them and understand their values.
Much more important than all of this, however, is making sure the people you care about feel loved, understood, appreciated, wanted, and respected.
Dear Pandas, how are you celebrating the holidays this year? Did you find the gift you wanted under the Christmas tree? What are your plans for this merry weekend? Tell us a little bit about it in the comments. merry christmas!
His naan was outdated and didn’t approve, so he scratched it off. He told me that he likes to paint his nails, so today we sat down and did each other’s nails so that he was ready to show his naan when she picked him up tomorrow. did.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to open a present.
This is ebony. Lab mix about 3 months old. She was a Christmas present for my parents.I have already brought home two dogs.They are both 10 years old and are not doing well. Another was vomiting (we will take her to the vet ASAP). We hope some of the habits behind our dogs will affect our new family members.
ps. Stop drinking and get someone to help you.
Bad things can happen to good people, but how you react to these things defines you.
You always have choices and better things await you, but it’s in your hands and your responsibility. ”
My daughter said she was making Santa’s Christmas list for this year. You may need to ask for an audio file to go along with it.
This year we celebrate Christmas with a (now) 10 week old rainbow. I was very sad at the end of last year, so I have a lot of smiles so far.
Luckily I got the help I needed and will be 12 years clean in February. I now have more than I could ever imagine. my own family.
So every year he scours the internet and stores for chocolate gifts. I love my father
When she gave it to me, she was embarrassed and said: “Please don’t think this is ridiculous…”
I can’t stop crying tears of joy. Christmas is back. I hope everyone has a good Christmas.
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She doesn’t know it’s us and we didn’t get to see their reaction, but I hope they had a great Christmas!