Here are eight heartfelt gifts that you can afford – they cost nothing but a little effort. You can develop the habit of these heartfelt gifts in a very short time and they will make life better for yourself and those around you. They are easy to implement if you take the focus away from yourself and you become mindful of others. If you are truely living in abundance you will appreciate that giving is an act of abundance.
The Gift Of Listening
But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening. This is something that is developed with practice and comes after time.
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. They may not know unless you demonstrate your affection.
More Heartfelt Gifts You Can Afford…
The Gift Of Laughter
Clip cartoons. Tell jokes (never at the expense of others) Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you”.
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.
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 Favour
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
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. Be aware of when you need this gift yourself and take the time to spend some time alone it heals the soul.
The Gift Of A Cheerful Disposition
The easiest way to feel good is to make others feel good. Sometimes this takes as little as a smile. Others sense your mood and your energy is transferred to those around you.