GIVING IS A BLESSING
GIVE time and attention to making those around you happy. The kinder you are to others, the happier you will be. There is never a time when kindness is inappropriate. The magic of kindness is that it not only makes others happy; it also makes us feel happy
From the baby to the elderly, everyone wants love. Sometimes, a simple smile can make a world of difference... someone who didn't think they mattered may feel special because you took the time to stop and chat, or to really listen to them, or hold the door open for them at the supermarket.
Vocally express your affection and appreciation to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers and other individuals you interact with throughout the course of the day.
A thoughtful gift we can GIVE to our loved ones is to listen with our heart, to understand and accept rather than to judge, and to stay open to learning rather than to protect against being hurt
GIVE thoughts of cheer or words of comfort, sympathy, and hope. If a friend could use a helping hand or listening ear, GIVE your attention. Try to listen more. GIVE advice when asked or offer your forgiveness
Remember too that laughing together as a family is one of the most precious experiences in life
Like time and money, attention is a resource that shouldn't be squandered. The holidays are an especially good time for everyone to remember that in our distraction-filled world, GIVING someone your undivided attention may be the best gift of all