Friday, December 17, 2010
Well...December is upon us and it is most definately the month where gift giving is on everyones minds. We all ponder what we will give and how much we will spend and just how far the dollar will stretch. But in thinking about it, I think the best gifts are the ones that are free. They aren't necessarily "Items" that have been purchased and placed in pretty packaging, but are the "Things or Actions" that we do for others.
Instead of giving someone an item that will probably end up gathering dust after a few weeks, why not package a pretty little box with a promise or good deed.
Maybe offer to help someone close to you with a day of house cleaning, babysitting or gardening. Or you could render services that you specialize in. Maybe help chop wood, clean out a barn or help paint a house later in the Spring. It could even be something like a day of just being with someone to do whatever it is that they would like to do...like just hanging out and visiting.
In our busy, busy world, time together is one of the greatest gifts to give and believe me...it is something that will be appreciated in such a big way and will always be remembered. The best thing too is that all it costs is a little bit of time...and it's free.
So...If you haven't had time to get all your shopping done, why not consider placing a little "Time" in a box, and gifting it to those you really care for.