Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent

Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent

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 family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER . . .
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.”

4) 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.

5) 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.

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

7) 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.

8) 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. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

[Heartlight provides positive resources for daily Christian Living, like this artwork   LINK TO HEARTLIGHT: http://www.heartlight.org%5D

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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4 Responses to Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent

  1. sharonandsal says:

    Very true! Thanks!

  2. I DO look good in red. And people laugh at me!

    God bless.

  3. Kelly Rose says:

    Ahahaha, Victor: )

    I look good in most anything. Feel free to tell me! : )

    “Because it’s better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous!” Fernando Llamas

    Humor is soooo great. Seriously. And listening. That is a gift in itself. I have to work on that one. And do you know I’ve been working on disposition. Cause it’s so contagious. So it’s your duty to be pleasantly disposed, you know?

  4. Mike says:

    Very nice, how often we forget.
    Warm Regards
    Mike

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