This is the time of year for graduations, birthdays, and times that beg for gifts to be given to those we love. Here is a list of meaningful yet simple gifts that don’t cost a centavo.
Let’s all try to give at least one of these gifts every day. I know it’s easy to just brush it off, but it really truly does make a difference in your life and the life of the person you give the gift to :).
1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING…
But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming,
no planning your response.
2. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION…
Be generous with appropriate hugs,
kisses, pats on the back, and handholds.
Let these small actions demonstrate the
love you have for family and friends.
3. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER…
Share articles and funny stories.
Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.”
4. THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE…
It can be a simple
“Thanks for the help” note or a full sonnet.
A brief, handwritten note may be remembered
for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
5. THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT…
A simple and sincere,
You look great in red,” “You did a super job,”
or “That was a wonderful meal”
can make someone’s day.
6. THE GIFT OF A FAVOR…
Every day, go out of your way
to do something kind.
7. THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE…
There are times when we want nothing better
than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give
the gift of solitude to others.
8. THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION…
The easiest way to feel good is
to extend a kind word to someone.
Really, it’s not that hard to say,
Hello or Thank You.