Doing A Good Deed for Each Other-Priceless

With the focus on gift-giving during the holidays, we sometimes forget that one of the most precious gifts we can share is doing something kind or thoughtful for each other. Today’s activity is to do a good deed for a family member or friend to express your gratitude for them being a part of your life.

There are three guidelines for this activity. First, choose something which you know your family member/friend would appreciate even if it’s different than what you want to do for them. An example, my mom asked me to help clean her closet for her holiday gift and while I’d much rather run an errand, make her a meal or buy her a present, that’s not what she wants from me.

Second, it must come from the heart and be done in the spirit of generosity. Doing it in a begrudging or resentful way is not the intention of today’s challenge. Remember, this is a “gift” for someone you love. Third, it can’t cost anything. Giving your time and attention to your family and friends is truly more valuable than anything money can buy.

Finally, consider making this an activity for the whole family. It’s a great way to express an attitude of gratitude toward all those you love.

Today’s inspiration: “It is only through the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

2 thoughts on “Doing A Good Deed for Each Other-Priceless

  1. Actually, that’s going to be easy for me today. My daughter’s best friend, who is basically my other daughter, is turning 13 today. Sure, we’ll go out to eat, but I’m going to sit down and draw her a picture – just for her. I know that will make her feel more special than any purchased gift could. Love this post!!!

  2. What a great idea. I used to write poems for my mom and friends for special occassions. I spent some time catching up w/a friend on the phone-good for both of us! Does that mean I still need to choose another one? LOL

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