This commercial from U.K. retailer John Lewis is a metaphor, in case you missed it. There are plenty of lonely people out there, who rarely get the chance to exchange even a wave or a smile with others. This is bad enough any day of the week, but during the holidays, everything’s magnified and you might as well be thousands of miles away. Sometimes, the only way to recognize how isolated people can get is through the eyes of a child. They see things a little more clearly.
Make sure that this holiday season, you take the time to reach out to folks you might otherwise forget. It will only take a little effort on your part, but could mean the world to them.