Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Great Gifts to Give," by Donald R from Reston Virginia...


These priceless gifts are not seasonal. We can give them all year long. As we give them, we will find that giving enriches the giver as much as the recipient. These gifts are worth a million dollars, but they don't cost a cent.

1. The Gift of Listening
But you really have to listen. No interrupting, no planning your response. Just listening.

2. The Gift of Affection
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate your love for family and friends.

3. The Gift of Laughter
Clip cartoons. Share great articles and funny stories. E-mail especially good ones to people you know are feeling blue. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4. The Gift of A Written Note
It can be a simple "I love you" or "Thanks for your help." A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5. The Gift of A Sincere 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. Try it on your way to work, or wherever you go today.

7. The Gift of Solitude
There are times when we want only to be left alone. Be sensitive to other people's feelings, and give the gift of solitude to others.

8. The Gift of Good Cheer
The easiest way to feel good is to make others feel good.

5 comments:

Gramma Ann said...

I like all of those little reminders.

Just yesterday, at a jewelry party, I wore a aquamarine colored blouse and got quite a few comments on what a pretty color it was. I should wear it more often, everytime I wear it someone comments what a pretty color it is.

Have a nice week-end...

Mental P Mama said...

All great words to live by...thanks for the sweet reminder.

Wanda said...

I love your list of gifts, and with your permission, I will add #7 to my workbook section on Solitude.

Hope this Sunday proves to be a most wonderful day for you and Abe.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I remember the caps the pooper scooper people wore on Mackinac island. It also smells but I don't know what they didn't use that. Confused? Good.

Renie Burghardt said...

Well, after reading Abe's comment, I am definately confused! LOL.

But I agree that the list of gifts you posted are the best gifts ever.

We had another beautiful day, although a tad warmer at 86. But sunny and beautiful. I had a most enjoyable day. I hope you and Abe did as well.

Have a good night, Patty!

Renie