GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE ALL YEAR ROUND
1.The Gift of Personal Presence: In sickness, joy or sorrow, nothing means more to others than your personal expression of sympathy or congratulations. An email doesn’t cut it – a phone call is better, but being there with the person is the best.
The Gift of Inspiration: Plant positive seeds of courage and action into everyone you meet.
Encourage those around us to be the best they can be.
3. The Gift of Gratitude: Always say “Thank you” to the ones who serve you, no matter how small that service may be. Say it with sincerity and meaning.
4. The Gift of Praise: Compliment people on a job well done, especially in front of others. Let them know that they made a difference.
5. Gift of Attention: When being spoken to, listen attentively. If the words are directed at you, look the other person squarely in the eye.
6. The Gift of Concession: At the right moment and with sincerity, apologize. You can add
“I am sorry, you’re right.” if not, you can add, “Sorry for being so vocal, I just want to acknowledge that we both have good but differing points of view.”
7. The Gift of Consideration: Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes, allows you to
have empathy and a different point of view.
Being Thankful for…….ability to see
ability to hear
ability to talk
ability to walk
Being grateful for……..food, clothing, shelter, safe-living, job, loved ones
Children in the world:
Some kids go home and ask “What’s for dinner?”
Other kids go home and ask, “Is there any dinner?”
“Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.”