12 Priceless, Unisex, Fits All, Gifts For Every Occasion
Give! Even when money is scarce, even when money is what you do not have. Do you know that some people are so poor, all they have is money?
Be generous at all times! You can always afford generosity. The truly rich among us give the following priceless, unisex, fits all, gifts:
1. Give a smile
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Be generous with your smile, especially to those who have no more smile left to give. Give those people an extra special one of yours!
2. Give a kind word
Kind words are easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. Our words are powerful means for making others feel better. That is the best use for our words, making others feel good about themselves. You will feel good about yourself, too, promise!
3. Give appreciation
Forget yesterday — it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow — you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift — today. Show your appreciation for the wonderful gift of the present by making it count through spreading the gift of appreciation. Appreciate yourself, your family, your friends, your co- workers in thoughts, words and deeds. Give a gift of appreciation to all the people in your life!
4. Give honor, credit and applause
Make a person aware of his worth by giving him honor when it is due. Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. Also, there is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause, so be generous when giving honor, credit, and applause.
5. Give time
If you really want to give someone a gift, try giving your time and attention…a loving heart does not expect anything more than that. Sometimes if you give someone just a moment of your time, they will end up giving you the rest of their life. Give the gift of your time. It is most precious and will surely be appreciated.
6. Give hope
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. You cannot give a person someone to love because that is a power beyond your capacity to give. Maybe you can give a person something to do, if you have the power to do so, like when you are an employer and you give a person a job. The only thing you can always give a person is hope. So, give it generously. Take care not to deprive anyone of hope, it might be all that they have left in life.
7. Give happiness
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Just like happiness it never decreases by being shared on the contrary it is even multiplied. It is akin to a perfume which you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. Give the gift of happiness today.
8. Give encouragement
Whatever you are going through, many others have not only experienced the same but got out of it just fine. Encourage those around you by never giving up on your dreams. Encourage people in your life, especially your children, because you have no idea what they are truly capable of.
9. Give cheer
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. When you cheer someone up, it feels like you are also chasing your own sadness away. It is a gift that is also giving to the generous giver.
10. Give a pleasant response
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Choose always to give a pleasant response. It will avoid you misunderstandings and pain of hurting others.
11. Give good thoughts
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. We need not add to the afore cited wisdom. All we need to do is live our lives guided by it.
12. Give prayer
We tend to use prayer as a last resort, when it should be our first line of defense. We pray when there is nothing else we can do, but we should pray before we do anything. Most of us prefer to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We do not want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of a ‘good time’ is seldom in sync with ours. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Prayer is also a gift which is giving to the giver. Be generous with your gift of prayer and always give it to everyone!
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