A recent Saturday Night Live skit about Adele’s pop hit, Someone Like You, made me laugh so hard because it tapped into emotional triggers with scathing truth. It got me thinking about the holiday season and how many people can use a lift at this time.

Sure, we can give in ways that dip into our checkbooks, but there are other means of giving that are too often overlooked.

Today’s Game Plan: How Giving Can Soothe the Holiday Doldrums