–THE GIFT OF LISTENING: Must REALLY listen when someone is talking with a quiet mind. It is one of the most important aspects of our life. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Simply listen from your heart and soul.
–THE GIFT OF AFFECTION: Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and a kind word to someone or the other who really requires your affection. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family, friends and nature.
–THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER: Clip cartoons, paint caricatures that make others laugh. See nice and funny movies. Share articles, jokes and funny stories. Your gift will say, ‘I love to laugh and play with you unconditionally.’
–THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE: It can be a simple ‘Thanks for your help’ note pasted or a full sonnet written to make the person feel so grateful and happy. A brief handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime and may even change someone’s life forever.
–THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT: A simple and sincere, ‘You look great in subtle blue, the color suits you’, ‘I must say, You did a super job’ or ‘You were fantastic in whatever you did’ can make someone’s day so happy and bright.
–THE GIFT OF A FAVOUR: Every day go out of your way to do something kind for someone. They will really appreciate your small act of kindness. Feel or show approval for what someone is doing for you too. It will make the person dance with joy and gaiety.
–THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE: There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone all by ourselves. We would either like to go away for a walk, or listen to soulful music, or sit in silence with the beauty of nature. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others too.
–THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION: The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind and compassionate word to someone. Really it’s not that hard to say, ‘Hello’ or ‘Thank You’ or ‘I Am So Pleased with You.’ It goes a long way.
These simple and easy to follow Eight Gifts in our day to day lives do not cost us a Cent but leads to Happiness and Joy. They mean a lot to all of us. Joy is portable. Carry and share it wherever you Go. Laugh and Be Merry and add Smiles wherever you go. The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but on how happy others can be because of you………..