Friday, July 9, 2010

Could you....

.... give something away for 29 straight days? I'm so drawn to all things involving reaching out, giving, etc. This woman's amazing story is of her being diagnosed w/illness & how she learned to give & help others, which in turn took the focus off herself. Take a look here.

I like the whole concept & there are so many folks who have made 'the pledge.' It's something you can do & share, or do personally in your everyday. And it doesn't need to involve money or gifts in the material form. Here's a sweet list I found from a long time ago:

~ THE GIFT OF LISTENING ~
But you must REALLY listen.
no interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

~ 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.

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

~ 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.

~ 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.

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

~ 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.

~ 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

Love is all we need :-)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Tracey, Se'Lah from Necessary Room sent me the link to your blog. I love not only your post but that beautiful photo!!! Did you take the photo? I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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  2. Hi Chris!!! Thank you so much for stopping by.Sorry I'm just now replying.

    That Se'Lah is amazing, isn't she? She's so good @ connecting people.

    Unfortunately (LOL!) - I didn't take the picture. I'm still working on trying to mix black/white w/color. I found this one randomly, but I thought it was fitting. Glad you like, but I can't take the credit :-). Thanks for your kinds words; please DO stop back from time to time & again, thanks for coming!!

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