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Monday, December 10, 2012

Ever wonder what you can give away at Christmas that doesn't cost a lot money? These gifts can even be given to strangers we meet along the way of the hustle and bustle of shopping for the "perfect" over priced gift. These ideas would have worked during Thanksgiving as well, but they can be carried out during this Christmas season too. Let's take a look at some ideas and see what would work for you.

1. Thank others personally via a phone call, face book, e-mail, note, for who they are and what they mean to us.

2. We can thank every waitress/waiter with kind words of blessing and if we can, leave a nice tip.

3. When we go to the store, thank the checkers and baggers with an appreciation from our heart for their service day after day which is a thankless job most of the time.

4. Take the time to personally thank bus drivers, attendants, nurses, coctores, receptionists, mail carriers, secretary, hostesses that make your experiences easier and better.

These ideas may seem trival to you or you may be thinking, " Why shoudl I do that? Some of these people don't deserve my thanks. It's their job. They get paid to do these things. What difference does it make if I thank them or not? "

Well, let's think about this. God gives thanks for his creation every day. He shows a love worth thanks through giving us his son Jesus even when we "didn't deserve it" and he encourages and lifts us up even when it should be "our job" and we all know what a "difference it makes" to experience the love of our Heavenly Father.

Let's all decide to make Christmas the season of thanks giving as often as we can. When we do this, we are not only giving thanks away, we are showing others the Love of our Heavenly Father, who gave us the very best gift ever..the birth of his son Jesus. I give God thanks for that personally. How about you?

A side note: I want to thank our Pastor for these wonderful thoughts he shared with us. Now I can pass them on to you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CGDINASIA 12/12/2012 7:48AM

    Thanks for the reminders.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 12/11/2012 12:07AM

    These are great!

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ANHELIC 12/10/2012 11:20PM

    Great reminders, I didn't think about a couple of them. I can add to my list of Thank Yous and a little gift as well to my Avon Customers.

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/10/2012 10:19PM

    Wonderful reminders, thank you!

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BRAVELUTE 12/10/2012 7:35PM

    We need to thank chefs who cook fresh food without drowning it in salt, providing us with fruit and veggie options with the meal.

All year.

With a tip.

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MJ7DM33 12/10/2012 5:34PM

  emoticon Thanks for the reminder!

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LINDA! 12/10/2012 5:33PM

    Great idea!! I do thank the baggers when I am in the market. Most people do overlook these simple gestures.

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ELSCO55 12/10/2012 5:16PM

    What a great reminder. It will really make many of these people happy, just to know that we really do appreciate them.

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BAMAJAM 12/10/2012 4:29PM

  This is a terrific blog!! It is indeed important---the expression of gratitude and appreciation to those we meet each day on their jobs of service --means SO MUCH!!

Sad to say, many many times I see customers at the grocery stores fail to mutter a response when the clerk extends courtesy and says "thank you"...
Practice the Golden Rule--- mama always said this (smile)

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AQUAGIRL08 12/10/2012 4:05PM

    What wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing them with all of us!

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JOYINKY 12/10/2012 2:09PM

    Definitely worthy of being a year around list!

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CLWALDRO 12/10/2012 2:02PM

    I have been trying to do some of this already. I find too that if you use the person's name that means even more.
Thank you for sharing this message

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/10/2012 1:34PM

    Thanks for sharing! Very, very true. emoticon Chelsea

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TWEETYKC00 12/10/2012 11:41AM

    Great things to do. I always try to be kind especially to service people, they can take alot of guff every day and still go on helping us.

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