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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Greatest Gift

I have often said that the greatest gift we can give is the gift of our time to another.  If you don't believe this to be true, ask a lonely elderly person, or look at the face of a young child -- more greater than any toy is the time and attention of his/her parents.

This weekend my daughter was in a play that she had been practicing for several months.  She was ecstatic to have gotten a part on her very first audition, and had an enjoyable time performing.  However, what she talked about all weekend was the fact that her teacher showed up on opening night to watch her perform.  It truly made not only her day, but her entire weekend.  Not only did she watch my daughter perform, but she also brought her flowers.  The next day when my daughter walked into her classroom, the playbill was hanging up with a note from her teacher that said: "Great job, Rosie." Her teacher also announced to the students in class that she saw Rosie's play, and that she did a great job performing.  This made my daughter feel radiant and special. 

So often the little things we do for another can have the greatest impact.  They can encourage others, help restore confidence, motivate, and make them feel loved.  They can impact them in ways we may never realize.

Thought of the Day:  The greatest gift is the gift of your time.  You are loved and wanted by others, and your presence in their day is a gift to them.  Who can you bless with this gift today?

Have a beautiful day!

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