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Friday, October 23, 2009

8 gifts that don't cost a cent

by Steve Goodier

This simple checklist can help measure how you are nurturing your
relationships. The author of these thoughts is unknown, but
deeply appreciated.

The Gift of Listening
But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream,
don't plan your response. Just listen.

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
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will
say, "I love to laugh with you."

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 a Favor
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

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.

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 Cheerful Disposition
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.

These are eight important ways we can contribute toward whole and
healthy relationships. They cost nothing, yet they may well be
the most valuable gifts we can ever offer another.


Steve Goodier is a professional
speaker, consultant and author of numerous books. Visit his site
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1 comment:

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