Monday, November 14, 2011

The Accessible Holiday Gift Guide

Today I want you to think about gift giving in a different way. We all can't buy the latest toys and gadgets byt these 5 gifts are accessible to all. Enjoy!
Yourself: Love • when you truly love yourself you change. Your health is better, your priorities change, your whole life changes. It's also a great idea to Love yourself more so that you can give more love to others. 
Extended Family: Quick Forgiveness • "Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]." Colossians 3:13 (Amplified) Jesus never hesitated in forgiving people. Forgiveness brings freedom. This holiday, decide to forgive quickly and enjoy the freedom that it brings. Make quick forgiveness a lifestyle. 
Kids: Time • Time is the best gift you can give to anyone. Investing time in your children makes an impact in their lives for generations and it impacts yours in a deep way because you will be enriched as well. 
Spouse: Attention • Do you really pay attention to your spouse? Do you pause and attentively listen? Paying more attention increases your intimate knowledge of the other person. You hear what's said and more importantly, what's not being said. More precious than bling, attention will fill a love tank like nothing of monetary value can do.
World: Prayers • In all matters out there there are critics, experts and people who know it all. What the world really needs are more prayers. Take a quick assessment: do you criticize more than you pray? Prayers for peace and justice are so needed but we can only do it when we take off the 'all things expert' cap. 
I hope this lists help you think of the Holidays in a different way. You'll be amazed at how many people will take one of these gifts over monetary ones. These are gifts that will last.

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