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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:19

It's Easy Being Green - All they want for Christmas

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By Julia Taylor

            Your presence is more important than your presents at this special time of year. Here is a list of the most precious gifts you can

give to not only a loved one, but to anyone.

Give them compassion and empathy for their highs AND their lows.

Support them on their ventures, even if it’s not your thing.

Make time and space for them.

Be there when you say you will.

Offer your help when they are overwhelmed.

Offer them your ear when they are troubled.

Be there for them when they need you the most—for milestones AND for hardships.

Ask them how they are, and be there enough to know the real answer.

            Sometimes you have to go out of your way, or do things and have conversations you don’t want to just to show the people you love that you do really care.

            In these ever changing times, when people connect through different media, real human connections have become increasingly important for people’s mental health.

            Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24? People need your time now more than ever before.

            Truly being there for people and deep meaningful relationships cannot be replaced by a gift at Christmas time.

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