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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

I so very much enjoy the e-mails that I get from 
Here's another one that I think y'all might enjoy, too!!!

Eight Gifts That Do Not Cost a Cent

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...
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.

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.

Thursday Blessings to each of you!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

2 comments:

  1. I don't do #1 very well...I like email, because I can re-read what someone has said and address what they are sharing with me (green). In real life...I tend to hear the first thing they say and am so "geared" on my response to that...that I don't really listen to the rest of what they are saying. :-( Something I MUST work on! Thanks...love you bunches, Mis

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  2. I just found you from Never Growing Old's Over 40 Blog Hop. I'm enjoying visiting your blog.
    Nancy
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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24