Sometimes we get so busy with life that we can forget what really makes a difference to others. We can also get so caught up in commercialism and buying gift ‘just for the sake of it’ that we don’t think about giving the things that people will REALLY remember. Below is a list of some of the most simple, yet meaningful gifts we can ever give.

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING…

But you must REALLY listen. Everyone wants to feel like they’ve been heard. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening!

2) THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING…

Everyone wants to be understood. One of the best ways we can do that is to repeat back to them what they say to us. That doesn’t mean that we agree with them, it just means that we are demonstrating we have listened to what they are expressing to us.

3) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION…

Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and holding hands. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends and yourself.

4) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER…

Remember to find the funny side in situations. If we do that, our lives transform into something more enjoyable. Who wants to be around someone who is somber all the time? Laugh at yourself sometimes and lighten the mood.

5) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE…

It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a full poem. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life. Thank you for taking the time to read this little message.

6) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT…

A simple and sincere, “You look great in that colour,” “What a fantastic job” or “That was a delicious meal” can make someone’s day. We aren’t remembered for WHAT we say, but for how we’ve made the person feel.

7) THE GIFT OF A FAVOUR…

Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. Look for opportunities to do someone a favour. When we do, it usually makes us feel great too!

8) THE GIFT OF PERSONAL SPACE…

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. Take time out for yourself, and allow others there space to do what they need to do as well.

9) 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”. When people ask, “How are you?” give them a positive answer like, I’m fantastic or terrific or happy. It makes you feel better too.

10) THE GIFT OF INSPIRATION…

It doesn’t cost a cent, but, sharing inspirational stories with your friends can lift their spirits in a way that propels them forward in life. Take as much time as you can to think, peak and act in uplifting ways.

11) THE GIFT OF ACCEPTANCE…

Everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere. Of course they might behave in ways that we don’t like sometimes, but inside, they are just like us and need to feel accepted – just the way we are.

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Eleven Of The Best Gifts That Are Free

About: 

Elizabeth Richardson currently lives on The Gold Coast Of Australia and is a mother, teacher and author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions. Elizabeth worked as a Professional Counselor, has trained to lead Group Therapy Workshops , studied Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes and is a certified Rebirth Practitioner (Australian Institute Of Rebirthing). These days Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury but still plays as a writer professional photographer and web designer. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.


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