Christmas seems to have become synonymous with busyness, instead of ... a time for family, loved ones and celebrating and reflecting on the true reason for the season; the birth of Christ.
Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't do these things but ...would you take a moment to consider why you do them? It may be for the right reason but then again maybe not!
Here's a list of the five love languages from Gary Chapman's book:
- Quality time: Spending focused time with the person
- Receiving gifts: Giving gifts to show you care
- Acts of service: Help to carry responsibilities to show you care
- Physical touch: Hugs and touch to show love
- Words of affirmation: Saying the words to show you care
My husband's love language is "acts of service". I've found that we've become closer since I've been working and helping him in his startup tech company. Although acts of service isn't my primary love language, I can tell you that it helps our relationship. He feels loved and supported more than ever. And then he shows his love for me by giving me love in my love language; physical touch. Lots of hugs for me so we both feel loved and that's the best gift. :)
Charity and volunteering are important things to do all year long. I'm not suggesting you stop doing this.