Five beautiful gifts you can give this Christmas that won’t cost you a thing!
1) Give the gift of listening
Make an effort to really listen to someone without interrupting, daydreaming or planning your responses. Allow them the space to share what is on their heart and ask questions to encourage them to talk. Just listen!
2) Give the gift of words
Take time to say thank you or to encourage someone. Tell someone that you love them. Be generous with affirmation and praise. If you find it hard to say out loud, why not write a small note or card to someone?
3) Give the gift of laughter
Why not cut out a cartoon, share a funny YouTube video or tell a funny story? It is true that laughter can be the best medicine!
4) Give the gift of time
Visit an elderly relative or neighbour. Invite a friend for coffee. Make a “date” with a loved one. Focus 100% on that person and let them know how important they are to you.
5) What about helping out?
A favour can brighten someone’s day and lift a weight from their shoulders -
help with the dishes, run an errand, offer to pick up some shopping or simply make a cup of tea.
Some of the most valuable gifts in life cannot be bought and sold! And at Christmastime, we remember the most valuable gift of all - God’s gift of His son, Jesus.
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15