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We donít need to buy objects to show how much we love someone.

1)  The Gift of Listening:

No interrupting, no fixing, no advising, no planning your response.

Just listening.

2)  The Gift of Affection:

Be generous with hugs, kisses, massages, etc.

Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for your family and friends.

Remember that friendships are tied together by heart-strings, not purse strings.

3)  The Gift of Laughter:

Clip cartoons and jokes; pass or email them on.

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 your help.' or a card with your own message or poem.

(In this electronic age, it can be done by email but it's not quite the same.)

It could be remembered for a lifetime, even change a life.

5)  The Gift of a True, Honest Compliment:

A simple and sincere:

'I appreciate what you've done for me',
'You look so good today' or
'It was a wonderful meal',

can make someone's day.

6)  The Gift of a Favour:

Every day go out of your way to do something kind.

Remember: one hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank nor what my clothes looked like.

But the world may be still a little better because I was helpful in someone's life.

7)  The Gift of Solitude:

There are times when we want nothing more than to be left alone, quiet.

Be sensitive to those times in others lives.

8)  The Gift of an Honest Cheerful Disposition:

The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.

Really smile and say 'Hello' or 'Thank you' as much as you can.

Attitudes are contagious.  Is yours worth catching?