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Monday, May 7, 2012

Eight Special Gifts To Give Others....




Eight Gifts You Can Give Away ....



1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING ...

But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, 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 the love you have for your family and friends.



3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER ...

Share your JOY! Tell about some funny article you read, comedy you saw or just share a funny story about your life experiences. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."



4) THE GIFT OF A HANDWRITTEN NOTE ...

It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full blown sonnet. In this digital internet media age the handwritten note seems to have fallen by the wayside. Whereas emails and texts are great to immediately get your message out it lacks the personal warmth of receiving a note that was lovingly written by someone's personal penmanship. A brief, handwritten note may be treasured for a lifetime, and may even change a life.











5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT ...

A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "I love that new haircut on you" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day. Everyone likes to feel like they are appreciated and valued as a person in some small way. Don't be afraid to share how much you do.



6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR ...

Every day, go out of your way to do something kind for someone and don't expect anything in return for your kindness. Open a door, give up your seat on the transit system, allow someone with less items to get ahead of you at the checkout counter. Even the smallest of things done to make someone's life easier can have a great (and lasting!) impact on their day.



7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE ...

There are times when we want nothing better than to just be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and realize how much you enjoy it and then give the gift of solitude to others.



8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION ...

You have all heard it said "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you" There really is something to wearing a bright smile when you are feeling good (and even when you aren't) that instantly lifts the mood at any occasion. And don't forget that the easiest way to feel good yourself is to extend a kind word to someone else. Really! it is not that hard to say, "Hello" or "Thank you" or "How's your day going?"