Sometimes big roars are really small cries. As we approach the holiday seasons, let’s keep in mind, not everyone view this season as a season to be jolly. Many are facing depression whether seasonal or not, as well as other challenges. For this reason, take extra time to become a little more observant. If you have friends or loved ones living alone check on them.
Perhaps someone has lashed out at you who ordinarily might not. Look closer beneath the surface of their reaction. Keep in mind, not every smile is genuine. Behind some smiles are tears. There is a chance their smile is really a mask. If you know of anyone who has experienced death of a loved one around the holidays give him or her a call or send a card. Small gestures go a long way and can end up bringing light to dark places.
I’ve worked in the public sector long enough to understand this concept, “hurt people hurt people.” When individuals feel hopeless they may deflect their feelings toward others in effort to resist acknowledging their feeling. Oftentimes, they may leave the recipient of their deflection perplexed but behind their action is possibly someone in need.
So, while you’re out and about, or on your job, sow seeds of kindness. Turn a roar away from a cry to something purrfectly wonderful!