Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent . .
1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING . .
Â But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning
Â your response. Just listening.
2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION . .
Â Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds.
Â Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and
3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER . .
Â Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love
Â to laugh with you."
4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE . .
Â It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief,
Â handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT . .
Â A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or
Â "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR . .
Â Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE . .
Â There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be
Â sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION . .
Â The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really
Â it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You. Friends are a very rare
Â jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend
Â an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their
Â hearts to us . .