Eight Nine Gifts That You
Can Give of Yourself

  

The Gift of Listening

You must REALLY listen.  No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response.  Just listening.

The Gift of a Compliment

A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," or "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

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.

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.

The Gift of Laughter

Clip cartoons.  Share articles and funny stories.  Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

The Gift of Kindness

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

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.

The Gift of Solitude

There are times when we want nothing more than to be left alone.  Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

The Gift of Encouragement

It costs nothing, it's easy to pass on, and its effects can be truly magical.  Find some aspect of another person's life in which he or she could use an encouraging word or three, and pass it on!

  
   


 
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