Most of us have much more “stuff” than we need. Christmas is a time for giving, but many times we just get more “stuff.” Think outside the box. What if we gave the gift of time, a massage, or an outing? What about something life changing, like the gift of inner peace, health, optimal weight, or personal success? These gifts will never be forgotten (unlike that smell-good soap or those fuzzy socks) and will never expire or need fixing.
Everyone is at a different place in their lives. Study where your loved ones are, think of what a Truck driver’s spouse might appreciate while the other one is on the road. What would a driver benefit from that is not something material that takes up space, but very useful to life in the truck. Consider an eBook or audio book with self-help on an issue that they are having, or about a hobby that they enjoy. Perhaps taking some time to chat about anything, or just let them talk and be a good listener (sometimes the dash is the only listener for days on end). What about gift cards for the necessities of being on the road? Often nutrition is a concern, which creates the need for nutritional supplements. Ask them; it’s OK to do that too. You just never know what would make their life so much easier. Maybe get them something that they might not be able to get on their route or that they would enjoy as a treat, but wouldn’t get for themselves.
Share these ideas with others. Our drivers deserve it!!!
Thank you drivers. Merry Christmas!!!
Carolyn O’Byrne, CHT