Giving More Than Just a Gift
What do you feel when you receive a genuine gift? Especially if this present, comes from someone who you love…
What is that feeling of emotion when two or more people get together and share the few seconds of giving and receiving a gift?
Whether you ‘re the one giving a gift or receiving a gift, you create something special. There’s a shared moment of gratitude and appreciation…
I’m not saying that the gift has to be expensive or super luxurious… No! What I’m talking about is a gift that can be a DIY project, a letter or an actual object that really means something…
Have you thought of that?
Why do we have to wait until Christmas, a special occasion or a Birthday to give a gift? Why can’t we just celebrate life every day, give the gift of life?
There are so many types of gifts and presents that only take a few moments of our time. There are people who are so dear to us that would really appreciate receiving something from you…
The following are 5 ways that you can incorporate as types of gifts/presents to make someone’s day a little more special…
- A letter (or even an email)
Whether you write a thank you, love you, or any other type of letter is so valuable. You’re taking time out of your day to express your feelings towards another person – that person can be anyone – family members, co-workers, friends, or anyone else…
A letter just tells someone – “I was thinking of you”. It can have a powerful effect on a relationship that you might be struggling with or a relationship that has been alive for so many years.
Letters seem to be “old” and not part of the “new technology”, but it feels different when you take the time to write out a letter rather than typing and printing it out. Of course, if you absolutely need to, then type an email and see what happens…
- Making a craft
This is also a very thoughtful gift that doesn’t require much money, it requires time and having good ideas.
You can make a craft with almost anything you have at home. These are some examples – a basket with goodies, photo album, photo frame, book, bracelet, whatever it may be – Pinterest has so many ideas for DIY gift projects. The intention is the same – giving a gift to someone just because it makes you and the other person happy.
- A physical product
Buying something for others and letting them know that you were thinking of them is also a very nice gesture. Even when you least expect it, receiving something “just because” is an awesome feeling.
For example, say your friend loves dogs and you see a calendar with pictures of dogs when you’re at the mall. You just bought that calendar that your friend is going to absolutely love! It’s a beautiful thing and a beautiful gesture…
You can give a gift or a present by cooking for someone or just baking cupcakes or brownies. Isn’t it the best feeling when someone is taking the time to “spoil” you with a dinner or a tasty treat? You feel amazing.
It becomes more than “just a dinner” or “more than just a cupcake”. This action has a very positive and meaningful feeling that giving this as a gift goes a long way.
- Coffee/Morning Treat
Just like the food idea, when you take the time out of your morning and you just bring coffee or a treat for someone at work, “just because”, sounds and feels awesome. Especially, when you know that the person loves coffee in the mornings or maybe had a difficult day the day before.
You don’t need to spend too much on this either, but it’s the thought and the action that matters.
Why is this important?
- Because thinking about others and knowing that just giving a gift to someone changes your day. This really “makes your day”. Because it’s not about the present/gift/gesture that you’re doing, is about taking the time.
- You can truly inspire people if you just take the time and deliver something. The day’s mood changes from ordinary to extra ordinary…
- Because the one who gives gets much more than the one who receives.
Take for example, the relationship between a mother and a child. A mother 99% of the time will give everything to the child. The child doesn’t really understand this pattern of motherly love and care, the child just gives a simple “thank you” (or sometimes not even a thank you) and maybe a hug. At the end of the day, the mother will be satisfied knowing that a simple task made the child happy.
Does this sound familiar? If you have kids, you certainly understand this behavior. If you don’t, just think when you were little and your mother or father did something for you…
Anyways, to close this post, I want to send you a letter…This time it has to be electronically. But, I hope it carries the same message and feeling as a normal letter.
I want to thank you for reading this post. I hope this surprising letter inspires you to know that you have the motivation and inspiration within you to reach your goals. You have a coach who is rooting for you and wants you to feel motivated and self-confident. Just do it! Get up and reach your goals. If you need encouragement, just visit www.knownsuccess.com and find motivating stories and resources… This letter was just sent to you today, just because I want to make your day a little better…
With all my positive vibes going your way,
P.S. Join me in this challenge and let me know below in the comments how you’ll change someone’s day today. You can use any of the examples provided here, or come up with your own idea. Let’s see how many people we can help to have a better day!