What???? Didn’t we just get finished with those busy days of buying, wrapping and giving so many gifts? While that is true, here are a few gift ideas for the New Year that come in all sizes, don’t need gift wrapping, and are absolutely free!
I came across the article below many years ago and made a copy of it. The author is unknown, but I think you’ll agree, very wise.
Read on for some great gift ideas, and have a blessed New Year! ~ Rachael Yoder
GIfts You Can Give Throughout the Year
The Gift of Praise…Appropriate mention…Right in front of the other fellow…of superior qualities or of good deeds well done.
The Gift of Consideration…Being careful of the other person’s feelings. this includes seeing his or her viewpoint and having the humility to say, “You’re right, and I am wrong”.
The Gift of Gratitude…and never forgetting to say “thank you”… And never failing to mention it.
The Gift of Attention…When the other fellow speaks, listen attentively. If his works are directed to you personally, meet his eye squarely.
The Gift of Your Presence…Plant seeds of courage and action in the other person’s heart. Help him to strive for greater accomplishment and lasting satisfaction.
The Gift of Inspiration…in sickness, in trouble, or in a day of great joy, there is nothing quite equal to your personal expression of sympathy or congratulations.
These are the gifts that all can bestow…throughout the year…and richer for the giving. ~ Unknown