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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Spirit of Gift-Giving

The Holidaze are soon upon us, and so I offer this short list of precious gifts to give--which will not cost money, and mean so much more than any purchased gift.

1. The gift of LAUGHTER
the saying, "laughter is the best medicine" is true, you know ;-)

2. The gift of LISTENING
but you must really listen---no interrupting, no planning your answer--just attentiveness

3. The gift of a COMPLIMENT
a simple kind and sincere remark can change how someone is feeling

and do not forget to give one gift anonymously---good for karma, the kind energy may come back to you tenfold. Real generosity is what I strive for during this season---and I expect nothing in return--since the point is to make someone else happy. (Plus, I just love making fun crafty items to give away!)

Todays quote:
"No one has ever become poor by giving." --Ann Frank


DAWN said...

that is wonderful. I like the second one a lot. I will try and give some of these gifts, myself.

Mary Timme said...

Gifts of self are always best, don't you think. Good of you to post this.