Nov 26, 2010

8 Gifts That Do NOT Cost a Cent!

8 Gifts That Do Not Cost a Cent!
1.  The Gift of Gratitude- Let people in your life know you are thankful for them. Tell people * the how comes* or *whys* of why you are grateful to have them in your life. Many times people never realize the influence they have in our lives. How nice it is when we tell those around us, just what the mean to us!
2.  The Gift of a Compliment- Daily take time to bestow a few compliments on those you come in contact with.  You never know how this is going to be a balm to someones heart! Look for things you admire in that person and share it with them.  Oft times we think someone must hear such words over and over again, but truly everyone could us the blessing of loving words in their lives more often.

3. The Gift of Laughter- Always Good medicine.  A laugh can take the heaviness of life away, at least in that moment. Sometimes just sitting together and reminiscing, can make the giggles come out in deep healing ways.
4. The Gift of a Random Act of Kindness- A favor given is always a gift to the receiver.  Make an effort to think of ways you can be a blessing to someones life.  In order to do random acts of kindness, you need to prethink of ways that would bless the recipient.
5. The Gift of Words- Write a note to someone you admire.  Or someone who you know could use some kind words spoken into their lives (that is just about everyone, right?)  I have an antique suitcase under my bed, containing notes and kind words sent to me by others. What a lifter of my heart it is to reread those words, especially when trials come.

6.  The Gift of Physical Touch- A pat on the back, a hug, a kiss, a squeeze of a hand...all can show your love and affection.  Sometimes in the busyness of life, we forget to show such affection.  Go out of your way to reach out and touch someone today!
7. The Gift of a godly Word -  Ask God if He doesn't have something (a word) you could build someone up with. The Holy Spirit can give you just the right words, spoken in perfect season, to speak to the issues of the heart in someone you know.
8.  The Gift of Time- Ask God how you could use your time to influence (for good) those in your life.  Perhaps someone could use an invite over for a cup of tea, you could take a walk with someone who is needing a friend, you might offer to come and help someone do a project that is just too big for one.


Karen said...

Great gifts!

Rob said...

Hi Kimmie, those are the gifts I would like to give and receive for Christmas, I sure hope I get to be on your Christmas list. Thanks as always for the comment on my blog, I do try to stay calm, my dog is a good teacher in a crisis, all he wanted to do the other day when everyone was stressed was to go for a walk and play ball and he wasn't even bothered what order they came in and I think that he was right because its way more fun watching him chase is ball than it is for us to chase up insurance people. Have a nice weekend.

Renata said...

What a wonderful list of gifts & you're absolutely correct - I'm sure everyone would love to receive each of these!
Thanks for sharing

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