Thursday, December 22, 2011

Five Gifts that do not cost a Cent


Are you tired of hearing about giving this Christmas Season. You might be living from pay cheque to pay cheque, or you might just have been laid off  from your job, or you might be unemployed or a student living on student loans??  Does giving have to be material things?  No they don't have to be! . Are you interested in finding out about gifts that do not cost a single cent???

1. Love - Show a little love to your loved ones. How? I'm  glad you asked. You could spend some time with them, talking or listening. Perhaps do some chores that they request.

2. Kindness - Doing random acts of kindness to  or for others.  Go to a nursing home and ask if there was someone who needs a visitor. Or do you know of any shut-ins? You could read to them, listen to their stories, joke with them or just sit with them for an hour or so.

3. Smiles - this can be done to friends and strangers alike. If you take the bus, you could smile at the driver and the other passengers. How often to you smile at the grocer store cashier or the attendant at the corner store or the post-person? Everyone is affected by a smile, regardless of the return smile.

4.Laughter - Laugh at yourself and laugh with others. Did you know that belly laughter is a good cardio exercise. Go to the library and borrow some good joke books and humorous movies.

5.Thankfulness - Be thankful for what you have now, no matter how little it may seem. Thankfulness is the harbinger of prosperity.

To all my readers, I wish you a Season of Laughter and Joy and this includes my Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist readers.

PC Nicholas