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.
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?