As I grow older, I become more and more excited about what it means to bless others (instead of focusing on myself).
In the past, I’ve been supremely self-focused. Popular blogs about the holidays sometimes feed into our narcissism; we’re told to take care of our needs and focus on our own happiness.
I’ve tried all this. I’m finding my joy increases when I focus on the needs of others. Instead of wondering what I’m missing or who can meet my needs, I’m going back to the ancient truth: it is more blessed to give than to receive.