Ripples #709: Our Gifts.

Ripples #709: Our Gifts.
For our tribe of 31,655 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.


You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
-Kahlil Gibran


Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
-Emmanuel Swedenborg


As many of us gather to celebrate religious and/or family traditions that involve exchanging gifts, it is important to remember that the most precious gift we have to offer the world is ourselves. I hope you can give your FULL, BEST SELF to those you encounter this week whether they are family, friends, colleagues, neighbors or strangers. And remember that the holidays can be uniquely stressful times, so managed expectations and pre-planned solitude are gifts you can give yourself.

p.s. And a brief yet sincere thank you for the time and energy you have given to me this year by reading and sharing and submitting Ripples. #uRock

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