for that special gift, choose something that will send a
self-esteem thought. A thought to just tell them that you are
thinking about them and how much you treasure their friendship, or
just their smile. You can send that in a card, either store bought
or hand made by yourself.
People are so lost these days in the real tradition of Christmas
that they feel it is all in the gift and/or the price of the gift.
A very sad thing. I have always been the type of person to spend a
few extra minutes and write what was in my heart when I sent cards
out. Stores have very nice cards, but they can just seem to lack
that personal touch. A hand made card will give them a special
feeling and lets them know you took some extra time just for them.
Your gift, what ever it may be, should be a true show of your
thoughts, and how special they are you. We all love to know that
we are special in some way to others.
If you want to send more than a card, then get inventive. Maybe
you can support that certain someone in their desires to learn
something new or add fun to their day.
Throughout the year, if you were inquisitive enough, you may have
stumbled onto their desire to start a new hobby or a new interest
they wanted to start, but just never had that certain push to do
it. You can be that push for them just buy making their gift a
book or video with all the instructions they would need to fulfill
that interest. There are all sorts of not so expensive craft kits
out there also. Take a photograph of yourself being happy, or
doing something silly. That is sure to send a very heart warming
message and create a very nice smile.
Another way you can share your positive self-esteem is to simply
invite a few friends over and bake some traditional ginger bread
cookies, or a Christmas cake. Don't forget make some eggnog and
share a Christmas baking cheer with each other. It's a very good
Christmas feeling, one that is surely going to strengthen every
ones self-esteem and Christmas cheer.
Remember to make time to visit your family and remind then how
much you love them. It is after all Christmas time, a time of
giving and spreading Christmas cheer. What better time to forget
all the nonsensical family dynamics and just enjoy this special
season as one heart and one appreciation of life.
Here is another way to put a nice self-esteem smile on a face.
Call someone that does not have a car and take them shopping with
you. Maybe share a quaint bite to eat with them and tell them this
is your Christmas gift to them. They will surely remember this
day. It's the people that expect nothing that really appreciate
the smallest of gifts.
When did a good deed, hug or even just a smile and good cheer
become so low on our Christmas List? Are we only made to feel
important by the value of a gift that we receive? That is such a
To show someone appreciation and love, is itself a true gift. It
has no cash value. The value that it carries, is one of true
positive meaning and the desire to make a person feel accepted and
unique. How could this not make a persons self-esteem soar?
Christmas time is about giving and receiving. When we give, we
feel good in ourselves, so in actual fact we are receiving at the
same time. We are receiving a positive feel of self-esteem, from
the act of giving. To see a smile and to know that we have just
made someone happy with our gift no matter how small it is, will
definitely make us smile in return.
Each of us who receives a gift, will experience those feelings of
uniqueness. Our self esteem increases because we know that someone
values us as a person. It is a true Christmas feeling, one that
can spread positive self-esteem world wide.
Also, don't forget to treat ourself throughout the Christmas
holidays! Tell yourself that you deserve whatever your little
heart desires. Spoil yourself. Take the opportunity to love
yourself a little and thank God for who you are and for giving you
His gift of life and be thankful for your family and your friends.
Remember to be thankful for the gift of Christmas! It truly is a
day that brings everyone together to share their hugs and smiles!
Lets all make our self-esteem a gift to give and receive. I hope
that this Christmas and your self esteem this holiday season, is
the best one ever! Christmas is a celebration of birth, so let us
also celebrate the birth of a newer, stronger self-esteem, both
for you and that special someone.
Merry Christmas to all, from all of us at http://www.womensselfesteem.com
by: Dorothy Lafrinere is the owner and operator of www.womensselfesteem.com.
She has been working to help build women's self esteem for many
years and is considered an expert in her field. Dorothy's website
is filled with information, forums, articles, a chat room for
women only and much more. The theme of her website is based on
Women helping women build self esteem and confidence.