Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Giving Season

Eight Gifts That Won't Cost You A Cent!
As we enter the Christmas Season, you should be reminded that there are some gifts that are free for the giving. And you can give these thoughtful gifts all year long.

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING...But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no day dreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION...Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER...Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE...It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT...A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR...Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE...There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION...The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’ve enjoyed the following quote:
Great Minds Discuss Ideas;
Average Minds Discuss Events;
Small Minds Discuss People.”
Often when we discuss people, the conversation can easily turn to gossip. It’s always best to avoid gossip.
Gossip is just idle talk about the private/personal affairs of other people. It’s really none of our business.

Quote of the Day
Whether you think you can or think you can't -
you are right.
~Henry Ford
Joke of the Day

One day, a couple of Tennessee boys went deer hunting in the woods. They sit in the woods for hours, when suddenly this humongous buck comes into view. With a nice clean shot, they bang the buck.

They drag it back to camp by the butt, but the antlers keep getting stuck. Another hunter says, "You guys should drag it by the antlers. It won't get stuck."

They do, and one of them yells, "Hey, he was right. He is not getting stuck."

The other replies, "Yeah, but we're getting farther away from truck."

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