Give Gifts That Don’t Cost a Cent

The gift of really listening
But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

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 a written note.
It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a full letter. A 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. And keep it to yourself.

The gift of solitude.
There are times when we want nothing better than to spend a little time alone. Be aware of how you can give the gift of solitude to another.

The gift of a cheerful disposition.
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a cheerful word to someone. It’s not that hard to say “Hello” or “Thank you.” And everyone looks better with a smile on their face.

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