In the economy of
the heart these presents are priceless.
This simple checklist can help measure how you are nurturing
1. The Gift of Listening
The best gift you can give anyone is to listen to really listen.
Do not interrupt, do not daydream .and most important .do not
plan your response. Just listen.
2. The Gift of a Smile
Besides making you look beautiful a smile is contagious and
helps to spread happiness.
3. The Gift of Laughter
Enjoy your moments together. Share articles and funny stories.
Clip cartoons. Your gift will say,I love to laugh with you.
4. 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.
5. The Gift of Service
Everyday, go out of your way to do something kind for someone
......it could also be a stranger.
6. The Gift of a Written Note
It can be a simple Thanks for the help note or a full sonnet.
brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime.
7. The Gift of a Compliment
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.
A simple and sincere, You look great in red, You did a super
or That was a wonderful meal can make someone's day.
8. The Gift of Affection
Be generous with your smiles, hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds
as appropriate. Let these small actions demonstrate the
love you have for your family and friends.
9. The Gift of Prayer
The most precious gift of all! Never fails to work!
Duty is God, Work is Worship