November 30, 2017

The Spirit of the Gift | Gift of Time & Knowledge

Gift of Time and Knowledge

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back”
– Unknown

The one gift that can be more valuable than anything you can buy and will always be remembered is the gift of your time and knowledge. A truly fabulous gift to anyone on your list is your “presence”. Providing babysitting services, helping a relative with a household repair, running an errand or walking a dog for a friend who is sick, or if you are able, answering a technology question are often the most appreciated thing you can do. Even if you do not do something for someone, just being together or going for a walk and talk or making a meal together may create a lasting memory that could not otherwise be bought.

If you find yourself with extra time on your hands, consider offering your time to those you do not know. Opportunities abound for those who are interested. Serving meals to the less fortunate or volunteering at a non-profit whose services are of interest to you can make a lasting impact.

Your knowledge is also a powerful gift that deserves to be shared. You can be a mentor or write about what you know. It can be empowering to put your thoughts out there for the world to read and can also help deepen your own understanding of information. Often sharing information invites conversation and provides an opportunity for all to learn even more about the topic. Wouldn’t you rather be a “learn it all” than a “know it all”.

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