Real You: Reaching out during the holidays

You may never have the opportunity (optimist in me) to move to a new place during the holidays. But if you, like me, have had that happen, you will realize how much the smallest of gestures mean. It's daunting knowing no one during the season of parties and glee! So here a are a couple of things that have made me smile. The handyman who has been helping me put my life together in our new home invited our family to his family's Christmas party. How nice is that?

An author who I've been friends with on Facebook just sent me a message and invited me for coffee - she actually lives nearby!

These small acts of kindness mean so much, especially when you're new to an area and starting a new life.

What can you do to reach out to someone today?