The Gift of Listening
You must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.
The Gift of a Compliment
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," or "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
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 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.
The Gift of Laughter
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
The Gift of Kindness
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, and may even change a life.
The Gift of Solitude
There are times when we want nothing more than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
It costs nothing, it's easy to pass on, and its effects can be truly magical. Find some aspect of another person's life in which he or she could use an encouraging word or three, and pass it on!