The Gift – A gift is the transfer of something without the expectation of payment.
Somewhere along the way, we lost the true meaning and measure of giving. Gift-giving has become big business in North America. There is social, emotional and financial pressure to ‘get the right gift’, for many retail businesses the holidays are considered ‘pay day‘ a broad generalization that we believe we need to spend our money to buy something for another person.
Here are 3 gifts that you can give that you won’t find in a store, catalog or online, that won’t cost you money or put you in debtors prison, and that will do more to enhance the lives of the recipient than anything found in a box store or a box.
Kindness – Compassion – Love
Kindness – “Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.” – Plato
1. Kindness makes us happier.
2. Kindness gives us healthier hearts.
3. Kindness slows aging.
4. Kindness makes for better relationships.
5. Kindness is contagious.
Compassion – Here is the Cambridge Dictionary definition of the word: “a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them”.
1. Compassion makes you happy.
2. Compassion makes you wise.
3. Compassion makes you attractive.
4. Compassion gives you time and money.
5. Compassion boosts your health.
6. Compassion uplifts and spreads.
7. Compassion is 100% natural.
Love – “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
It’s what these holidays are all about. With love coming in all shapes and sizes, being together and sharing with your loved ones at this time of year is the most rewarding and POWerful thing that you can do for yourself and everyone else around you.
However, it’s not just about spreading the love over the holidays, love is for everyone, every moment of every day, 365 days of the year, so we need to nurture and grow this behavior and carry it into the new year and beyond.
Give to yourself and of yourself this festive season by spreading and sharing these three POWerful gifts.
You are like a candle, for when you give your light to another person, they receive light also. Therefore it’s reciprocal, you give and receive at the same time, giving light to another and receiving joy within your soul.
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