May this note find you well and giving thanks in these times of uncertainty.
The Medicare Annual Election Period has ended and things are finally calming down.
It’s nice to have some down time and to prepare for the new year.
While with my brother at an outdoor Christmas Market a few days ago, we heard an old friend complain about how annoying the Christmas Season has become.
“I can’t believe how early they start playing carols, right after Halloween! It’s awful. And the commercialization? It’s so depressing. What’s the point of even celebrating anymore?”
Life is about perspective.
Now the person who made these comments is actually a fairly remarkable, kind and giving person.
But her frustration was coming from where she was putting her focus.
No doubt the holidays are more commercialized than ever. The commercials are certainly louder.
But focusing on the things that are wrong instead of the things that are right is a habit that began time out of mind.
It was necessary when we walked the savannahs staying away from predators, but less important in the suburbs.
So, if you find yourself in a state of frustration or grief at the way things are, be it with your family, your life or the holidays, try this…
Do something nice for someone else.
Volunteering, good deeds and kindness are the salves that heal us and everyone who is touched by them.
Cook dinner for a friend.
Volunteer at a shelter.
Help a shut in with errands.
Forgive an acquaintance who did you wrong and start fresh.
Little gifts over a long period of time will improve your health and your happiness.
Here’s an article with the science on why giving is good for you.
Let me know how it works for you.
And if you have questions about Medicare Insurance…