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Eight Gifts (That Do Not Cost A Cent)

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1)         THE GIFT OF LISTENING

But you must REALLY listen.  No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

 2)         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.

 3)         THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER

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

 4)         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.

 5)         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.

 6)         THE GIFT OF A FAVOR

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

 7)         THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE

Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others. There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. 

 8)         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.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.  Show your friends how much you care.


Received in an email from Peter A. Gertsen, CAUS Director

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