- The gift of listening. But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no
planning your responses, no second-guessing. Just listen.
- The gift of affection. Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, and pats on the
back. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for your family and
- The gift of laughter. Send a link for funny memes and 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
sonnet. A brief, 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” or “You did a
super job” or “That was wonderful” can make someone’s day.
- The gift of a favor. Every day, go out of your way to do something kind to show that
you care for someone.
- The gift of solitude. There are times when you want to be left alone. Be sensitive to
that same need in others and leave people be when it seems needed.
- The gift of a cheerful disposition. The easiest way to feel good is to offer a kind word.
Just a cheery “Hello” or “How are you?” can go a long way.
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