21 gifts that don’t require money

  1. time
  2. kindness
  3. space
  4. attention
  5. skills
  6. praise
  7. recommendations
  8. introductions
  9. focus
  10. encouragement
  11. presence
  12. gratitude
  13. compliments
  14. touch
  15. a letter
  16. a song
  17. a dance
  18. a smile
  19. laughter
  20. understanding
  21. help (just ask!)

What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.

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Give more, receive more

When we are stingy with our resources, or operate from a “scarcity mentality,” we block our own potential (and that of those around us). Giving to others creates an energy exchange that can propel you towards success and deeper layers of living.

The holiday season is a perfect time to test this generosity theory. Conduct an experiment and observe the ways in which you benefit by giving: