Gifts from the Heart

giving hands

Are these hands giving, or are they receiving?

This holiday season, and every day for any reason, share these gifts and enjoy many happy returns.

  • Attention – take the time to put other things aside and to truly focus and listen.
  • Laughter – appreciate humor and laugh until you’re in tears (I do it regularly).
  • Sharing – most of us have more than we need – keep resources of all kinds in circulation and share your time if you have nothing else.
  • Growth – keep learning, exchange knowledge and invest in yourself and others.  Recognize and nurture potential, mentor and encourage others.
  • Warmth – Stop for a moment to see those around you and share a smile, a kind greeting or a hug.  Become a bright spot in someone’s day  or a radiant beacon.
  • Patience – Take a deep breath.  Instead of impatience and anger, offer assistance.
  • Forgiveness – This is the most difficult, but the best gift to yourself.  Let the anger go, or use the energy to help others through your experiences, wisdom and understanding.

These gifts cost nothing but time and intention, are easily shared and make a lasting impression.  Share freely and watch the results!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Fritz
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 23:46:09

    Reblogged this on Robby Robin's Journey and commented:
    These thoughtful suggestions for Christmas giving – the gift of giving of yourself – make good New Year’s resolutions as well.

    Reply

  2. puravida
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 06:59:19

    Thank you, Jane! You’re right – it’s a good daily practice.

    Reply

  3. jane tims
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 15:45:45

    Hi. I like the one about paying attention. If you do, you see things that need to be done and the others flow from this… Jane

    Reply

  4. rainbows123
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 00:53:16

    what a great post! I loved it!

    Reply

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