Everyone wants to feel loved, listened to, appreciated, cared for, and respected. Many people close themselves up and appear sour and rude because these needs have not been met for them. They push the world away to protect themselves.
It seems a small gift to show someone we care for them and appreciate them.
It seems a small gift to listen to someone deeply and not just wait for our own turn to talk.
If seems a small gift to offer a smile to someone.
It seems a small gift to treat another with respect instead of trying to prove ourselves superior to them.
It seems a small gift to show a little kindness to another.
But these small gifts make a big difference.
Knowing that we ourselves need these gifts, we can see their value. What a difference we can make, by giving these same gifts to others. No one loses from giving them and everyone gains. Let’s keep giving these small gifts that make a big difference; just as a small stone causes ripples across the whole surface of a pond, so can these small gifts ripple through the lives of many people.