December 18, 2019
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
I do appreciate those of you I have met and even those I don’t know personally. At this time of year many of us try to express our affection through the giving of gifts. In my case it is not easy to do that for my far-flung friends and acquaintances.
As I was contemplating what I might do I found a list compiled by someone who I think has the right idea. So my friends I am adopting his list. Here it is:
Priceless gifts you can give
THE GIFT OF LISTENING
No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your responses. Just listen.
THE GIFT OF AFFECTION
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and hand holding.
THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER
Share articles, positive news, funny stories, and cartoons to tell someone, ‘I love to laugh with you.’
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.
THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE
Be sensitive to the times when others want nothing more than to be left alone.
THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, even if it’s just saying hello or thank you.
THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
Without friends life would hardly be worth living, let your friends know just how much they mean to you today.
THE GIFT OF YOUR SMILE
A simple smile breaks all the barriers of language and culture. Smile and the world smiles with you!
Love the giver more than the gift.
A witness is testifying before the court, and the prosecuting attorney is asking him questions. “You witnessed the robbery, sir?”
“Yes” “What was stolen?”
“Did you see the thieves?”
Could you identify them?”
“Are the two men who stole the televisions in this courtroom?” At this point, the two defendants raised their hands.
Some can trace their family back 300 years, but can’t tell you where their children are tonight.
The Hebrew school teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little David interrupted.
“My Mommy looked back once while she was DRIVING,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White
More wisdom from the kids.
Never tell your mom her diet’s not working.
—Michael, Age 14
Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.
—Joel, Age 12
When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone.
—Alyesha, Age 13
Never try to baptize a cat.
—Laura, Age 13
I am a nobody, and nobody is perfect; therefore, I am perfect.
The social studies teacher had just finished a unit on war and peace. “How many of you,” he asked, “would say you’re opposed to war?”
Not surprisingly, all hands went up. The teacher asked, “Who’ll give us the reason for being opposed to war?”
A large, bored-looking boy in the back of the room raised his hand.
“Johnny?” the teacher said.
“I hate war,” Johnny said, “because wars make history, and I hate History!”
Never moon a werewolf.
The Rabbi’s wife called a psychiatrist and said, “My husband thinks he’s the new Moses.” The doctor assured her that these delusions of grandeur were only a passing fancy.
“OK.” she responded. “But in the meantime, how do I keep him from parting the waters in the hot-tub?”
We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.
Henry David Thoreau
A pretty young woman visiting her new doctor for the first time found herself alone in a small waiting room. She began undressing nervously, preparing herself for the upcoming examination.
Just as she draped the last of her garments over the back of a chair, a light rap sounded on the door and a young doctor strode in.
Coming to an abrupt halt, the doctor looked his nude patient up and down carefully and with considerable appreciation.
“Miss Jones,” he said finally, “it seems quite obvious to me that until today you have never undergone an eye examination.”
“At whatever stage you apologize to your wife, the answer is always the same — ‘it’s too late now’.”
of her pupils, “What’s the nation’s capital?”
The reply was, “Washington DC.”
On being asked what the ‘DC’ stood for, the pupil added, “Dot com!”
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
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