Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker
It’s a new month and I’ve a new theme too. December is all about gifts and gift giving. This is the time of year when most of us are preparing for the big day with shopping and gift wrapping, baking and cooking and this year I’m going to try give you some gift suggestions that for the most part won’t cost a cent.
Each day my entries will include something about the gifts we have that can be given away this Christmas and every day if we choose to.
I hope you’ll join me as I prepare for Christmas!
Eight Gift Suggestions that Don’t Cost a Cent
The Gift of Listening
But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream, don't plan your response. Just listen.
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 Solitude
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
The Gift of a Favor
Everyday, 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.
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 Cheerful Disposition
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.
Untie the ribbons…