Give a gift every day.
Send your friend’s birthday gift early.
See a gift that would be meaningful for someone you care about, and just buy it. Give it to them now.
Take the time to cook a meal for your partner or your roommate. Take the time to cook a meal for yourself.
Smile at a person walking down the street.
Smile at a homeless person and stop and learn their name. There is the gift of knowing someone. Of acknowledging you care.
Be kind to yourself.
Get in bed early.
Say three gratefuls before you fall asleep.
Say three gratefuls when you wake up.
Believe today is special.
Take time at lunch to be grateful for three more things.
Pay the phone bill for your roommate.
Drop off banana bread for your neighbor.
Give a lot. Expect little.
Smile at yourself in the mirror.
Work hard and attain the gift of devotion to something you believe in.
Work and leave early and give yourself a gentle night off, nurturing yourself.
Stop and look at nature. Any part of nature. The expanse of the sky; drifting clouds; a vibrant flower.
Give yourself the gift of awareness of how precious and beautiful life is every day.
Fig¹. Photo by Rob Laughter on Unsplash