The other day I was on a walk with my son when I saw a sweet little lady trying unsuccessfully to carry a large pad of paper and a box while pushing her walker. The paper kept falling on the ground. I stopped to help her carry these gifts and more into her apartment for her grandchildren. I am so glad I walked by at that exact moment. There was no one else around to help her.
We never know if we may be the only one available to help someone. We all have talents that can be used as Christmas gifts or as gifts “just because.” It may only take a moment to share some insight that may save someone’s life or improve their mental state. It may take a few hours to teach someone a new skill, cook a meal for them or decorate or clean their house. It may take $5.00 to buy someone a cup of coffee. It only takes a few seconds to smile at a stranger or friend, or to say “I love you” to your family.
We get so busy, especially during the holidays, that we often forget the relational aspect of gift-giving and that the money spent does not necessarily make the gift valuable.
If you see someone whose health is failing, take a minute to tell them about NUCCA. You could be giving them the gift of health.