Eight Gifts That Don't Cost A Cent

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Jan 7, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Eight Gifts That Don't Cost A Cent
by Author Unknown

1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING... - But, you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listen.

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".

We give and receive gifts each and every day. Gifts do not have to be monetary in value, the thoughts above brings out this point. How many gifts can you give this week?

Just letting someone know that you are thinking of them is truly a gift.


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Apr 25, 2006
"Hello" Souljyot ji and "Thank you"

They don't cost a cent but they are more valuable than any amount of wealth we can possess, and no one can steal this type of wealth from you, and even if they do it never runs out.

Guru Nanak when he worked at the Modi Khana in his home town, kept giving this wealth away to anyone who came to him at the store. One or two minds thought he keeps giving wealth away he is going to empty the grain stores. They complained to Daulat Khan Lodhi (to whom the store belonged) to watch out for Guru Nanak. Daulat Khan Lodhi called upon his accountants to run some calculations on the grain. He found out there were no losses. While, at the store, Guru Sahib was immersed in "tera, tera" "everything is yours, everything is yours". He gave so much wealth away yet never suffered a loss. Instead, he became a Guru and now we all bow to him in reverence in every Gurughar.

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