GIVING OF PRECIOUS GIFTS
We need to remind ourselves of gifts that can be given or exchanged throughout the year that will always he appreciated. Consider:
THE GIFT OF PRAISE: Appropriate mention, right in front of the other person, of appreciation for a job or of deeds well done.
THE GIFT OF CONSIDERATION: Putting yourself in the other’s shoes and thus providing your genuine understanding of his/her side of the situation.
THE GIFT OF CONCESSION: Humbly and with love say, “I’m sorry, you’re right and I’m wrong,” or even “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding, I love you and want to work things out.”
THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE: Never forget to say “thank you,” or “I appreciate that so such,” and not failing to mean it.
THE GIFT OF ATTENTION: When the other person speaks, listen attentively. If his words are directed to you personally, meet him squarely ‑ eye to eye.
THE GIFT OF PERSONAL PRESENCE: Nothing takes the place of personal presence in times of joy or trouble, sorrow or need. Be there with sincere love and with a comforting expression of sympathy or of congratulation.