Tip 7 Discover the comfort of gratitude. The best gift you can give someone is your gratitude. Throughout the day, express gratitude: say thank you in a genuine way to the people around you, to your partner for picking up something at the store, to a colleague for helping you with a project, to your…

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Tip 6 Give presents that evoke comfort. Comfort comes through the senses. Give gifts … that feel good — a soft sweater, cashmere socks, a cozy robe that have a wonderful scent — lavender bubble bath, incense, cooking spices that bring the sounds of comfort and joy — a CD of favorite music, a wind…

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Tip 5  Receive the presence of another person’s tears. The holiday season brings up many emotions for people. Receiving the presence of another person’s tears is a great gift of comfort to give someone. Allow the person to cry, without judgment or interruption. Sometimes there’s nothing to figure out, it just needs to rain tears.  Can…

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Tip 4 Imagine a thread connecting every human being and connect to the holiday spirit. Connecting yourself to the web of life can provide comfort. We are not in each other’s way, but we are the way for each other. We are the sources of comfort for one another. Finding ourselves with more limited resources…

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Tip 3 Find simple ways to create holiday comfort in your home. A cozy and comfortable home brings the holiday spirit to everyone who lives there and everyone who visits. Fill the house with comfort from the smell of freshly baked cookies, or the sound of soft, relaxing music, or the presence of fresh fruit…

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Tip 2 Give yourself a comfort break During the holiday season, it’s important to slow down. Give yourself a comfort break—take yourself on a leisurely walk in the park, or meander through a museum quietly, or sit for a while in a café sipping a warm and cozy beverage. What kind of comfort break can…

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