Being thoughtful this time of the year is super easy. And during the holidays, giving a pinch or two is a piece of cake. Thoughtfulness naturally occurs when it is the gift-giving season. So writing a thoughtful pinch entry for this week seemed overly redundant. I thought about skipping today’s post but I just couldn’t bear to think of breaking my “43 weeks in a row” writing streak. I’m sure your email inboxes are overstuffed with cyber sales and last minute 24-hour turnaround gifts. It’s just pure selfishness, almost rude of me to fill it with yet another message…
But I have this blog and the reason why I write each week, especially this week, is simple: All of us are thoughtful but from time to time we need to be reminded that thoughtfulness is within each of us every day. My examples of small ways to show thoughtfulness (which I affectionately nicknamed pinches) are meant to inspire. However, I am hoping that most of you already have your own ideas and that you follow the blog because it validates you being you. No matter how you show thoughtfulness, whether it is Pinterest-worthy, Martha Stewart approved or straight out of the book of common sense (i.e. holding the door open for the person behind you) it all boils down to being aware of the people around you.
The old saying goes, “It’s not what you give, but the thought that counts.” So true. But I like my updated version better: “Thoughtful gifts happen when you bring awareness to the people around you.” Enjoy the magic of Christmas!