Gifts don't have to be expensive.
Why, some of the best gifts you can give
a person are totally free.
Like these gifts that don't cost a cent:
THE GIFT OF LISTENING
But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming,
no planning your response.
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
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 BEING CHEERFUL
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.
So give them a special gift today!"