Sunday, November 23, 2008

9 Gifts That Do Not Cost A Cent

In the spirit of the Christmas season, I think it's timely to share this. We must remember that gifts that count usually do not have to be something expensive. Here are nine gifts that do not cost a cent. Read on.


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
Email funpages to your friends. 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".

9) THE GIFT OF SALVATION
It doesn't cost us a cent but it has been paid for in full at the price of God's own Son, Jesus. "The gift of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ, our Lord." But, in order to receive this most wonderful of all gifts, you have to accept it through faith.


"For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by words , so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

3 comments:

pkay said...

This was so awesome to read. You know I did about 3 of those things today and did not even know it. It really almost mad me cry. Thanks so much for sharing.

UmmeAaiman said...

These are truly the best gifts you can give the person you love.. and eventually yourself! Thanks for sharing.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

What a great list of gifts and especially the last one. It is so marvelous!

 

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