Friday, December 4, 2009

Eight Gifts That Do Not Cost A Cent

THE GIFT OF LISTENING...But you must REALLY listen.No interrupting, no daydreaming,no planning your response.Just listening.

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

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

THE GIFT OF A FAVOR...Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE...There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone.Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

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.

- Contributed by Katherine Quinn -



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  1. Wow...these are all wonderful gifts..they don't cost a thing yet we can be so stingy with them!

  2. AMEN!!
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  3. Great post. So true! I was trying to figure out my favorite but they're all so wonderful! I'd appreciate any of those gift on any given day!

  4. Hi, I found your blog through Andreas blog,
    I like this, thanks for sharing it :)

  5. You have an award on arise 2 write.

  6. It really does cost nothing to give a little of ourselves. It's too bad that we often feel too stingy to do it. We'd rather give an expensive gift to "show" how much we care. Great post!

  7. What a wonderful post and so,so true! Thanks for the reminder. Have a great weekend!

  8. Christine,
    Thank you for reminding me of the things that really matter! I must say that your beautiful gift of encouragement blesses me over and over! Dee Dee

  9. This is a profound and yet simple post that truly portrays my thoughts on giving. I never saw them listed like this, but I agree with the writer, and I thank you for sharing. I am going to copy it for a friend. Your post is a place I always enjoy visiting. I like the tidbits you share at the end.

  10. A perfectly wonderful posting. Perfect for anytime, but especially as we think about gift giving at Christmas.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!


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