We are social creatures that need the company of others to thrive and survive. When we are surrounded by others, it inspires us in life and we achieve things that we never thought possible. However, there are those that are left completely alone, forgotten by family and friends or simply assumed to be continuing. This situation of abandonment creates an existence of loneliness and depression. To help turn around and reignite their zest for life, it often just takes a simple visit of comfort.

Take a moment, a brief respite in your day, and spend some time with those that may not have anyone else

Let Them Know they Are Loved

Holidays can be the worst time for those that are alone. While it is supposed to be a happy time, for them, it is a reminder that no one cares. Take a moment, a brief respite in your day, and spend some time with those that may not have anyone else. This can be a retirement home, a VFW hospital or even just the neighbor around the corner. The gift that you have is companionship and expanding your heart to share with others.

Even the Smallest is Great in their Eyes

Blend in some of the holiday spirit of the organizations that you may participate in. Whether singing, baking or an hour of your time, each action will cascade from a small one into the greatest progress to them. You are extending your humanity, sharing your positive spirit and encompassing them as part of your journey. Remember that there isn’t anything too small and every forward step is a leap of love.