Eight Friendship Gifts

  1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING
    But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.
  2. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION
    gift boxBe 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.

Friendship gifts need only be wrapped with sincerity and given away freely, warmed to perfection.