Something to think about . . .
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as…to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
— Og Mandino, Author
Eight Free Gifts
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 someone’s 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.
Consider This . . .
What gift are you giving today to nurture your relationships?