1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Part of loving other people as yourself (Mk 12:31) is recognizing when others are suffering and doing what you can to alleviate their sorrow. Take time over the next few weeks to pray for those who are struggling in some way with this season. Pray individually for those you know and generally for those you don't. Invite others to join your celebrations when possible. Understand when invitations are turned down. Love them, certainly in your thoughts and prayers, but also in your words in actions, whether that means saying something or staying silent. Strive to make the act of thanking the Lord in all circumstances just a little bit easier for those whose circumstances are far less than ideal.