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7. Throw a small holiday get-together with a few other couples (or friends). Plan an activity such as trimming tree or lighting menorah. Be sure to serve festive food and drink. A bonus would be to have a secret Santa gift exchange. This would be where each person brings a gift ($10.00 or less). Everyone picks a number. Person with number one begins with first selection. Go through all numbers and open each gift in front of group. Exchanging is fine and provides some extra fun. Lots of laughs and very interactive.
8. Choose your or his/her place, stay home, rent old holiday classics, light fire and cook a simple but festive meal together. Play holiday music while you cook. Then watch (a few if you like) holiday favorites together. Or, you can bake Christmas cookies or other holiday treats together while listening to music and enjoying fire.
9. Work at a soup kitchen one day (meal) together. Sharing experience of giving is a wonderful way to get to know someone and deepen a relationship. It is also a great way to get into true holiday spirit. After clean up, go for a walk followed by coffee or a nightcap.
10. Go to a planetarium (if one is nearby). Enjoy spectacular winter sky together. There is usually a guided “show” that you can experience as you sit closely, (perhaps hand in hand?). Try to pick out constellations together as you walk back to your car. It is always nice to have an intimate meal afterwards.
See if you can add some ideas of your own to this list. Then put aside several evenings over next few weeks and awaken those feelings of peace, joy and goodwill for others.
Toni Coleman LCSW Consum-mate http://www.consum-mate.com Helping Singles Create Lasting Relationships
Toni Coleman is a psychotherapist and relationship coach who specializes in working with singles wanting lasting relationships.She has over twenty years experience in working with individuals, couples and groups on relationship issues and problems. Her focus in her coaching practice is to help singles learn the skills necessary for meeting and dating, communicating and building true intimacy.