The best time that I ever had for Christmas was when a group of men from the organization that I belong to went around Christmas caroling to shut ins and others that were unable to get out and about.
It felt great to be amongst friends who valued the same things, while giving to others who were less fortunate.
Feelings of friendship and gratitude for what we had and what we were able to do for others permeated the entire experience. I think that the secret is to a joyful Christmas is sharing with those close to us, giving and paying extra attention to all the things that we can be grateful for.
Harvey Deutschendorf Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author of THE OTHER KIND OF SMART...