It’s Christmas — a time for giving! It’s also recession – a time for surviving!
Few would deny that when people give freely from the heart, everybody wins. And giving this year saddens some people’s hearts because of lost jobs or debts that prevent giving gifts to others.
Leaders tell their employees they cannot value personal efforts with gifts, and people tell families to expect far less. Have you seen it?
Here at the MITA International Brain Center we suggest giving from the brain in ways that reflect your unique intelligences. It need not cost money since giving comes from personal resources each person banks in your brain.
Gifts flow from each intelligence so that those strong in:
Verbal intelligence may inspire and send a note of cheer or thanks to a person often passed over.
Musical intelligence may help you organize a Carol sing-along for shut-ins.
Mathematical intelligence may suggest and help to build a budget for a struggling client, or organize a get together for employees to ring in the season.
Spatial intelligence may create a brilliant Christmas or holiday card – based on another’s most successful 2110 design idea – giving credit of coarse.
Kinesthetic intelligence may help to build a train station or doll’s house with needy kids to donate to a children’s hospital.
Interpersonal intelligence may match up mentors with teens for a look at the best career options for the coming year.
Intrapersonal intelligence may offer a poem or personal reflection to inspire holiday memories to help folks through tough times.
Naturalistic intelligence may take another family on an adventure to secure a tree and then replant aniother tree as a sustainable opportunity.
How will you explore possibilities for meaningful gifts , from multiple talents, in spite of the current recession?