Eight Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert – June 2, 2002

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.”

From the 2001 Farmers’ Almanac.
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18 comments
    • Thanks for stopping by!!! 🙂 It’s time for another cup of coffee Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  1. Great reminder that not all gifts have monetary value, especially the best gifts. I love this!

  2. kiwiskan said:

    My husband is an ex Airforce engineer, and I think that cartoon was just for him! (He liked it to)

    • I’m glad your Husband enjoyed the Dilbert!!!! I wonder if he can match people he works with to the Dilbert characters???? Thanks for your comment. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

      • kiwiskan said:

        He’s retired now – but says that in the past there were many! We always enjoyed the Dilbert cartoons, but now also enjoying your great stories. Thanks

  3. The best gifts and they each show that they come from the heart ❤ 😀 !

    • Absolutely, the best gifts come from the heart. I agree with you on that!!!! Thanks for your comment. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  4. I copied this one and put it on my refrigerator door.

  5. Let the Thistles Grow said:

    I love this. Great ideas. We have more to give than we what we realise.
    B, x

    • You are so right on “We have more to give than what we realize.” Sometimes we just need to act on the mighty whisper of the Holy Spirit. God is good all the time and so is my coffee this morning!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

      • Let the Thistles Grow said:

        🙂 Absolutely.

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