I think the best present you can give someone is time. Your time to be precise.
Time is precious and once it is gone, there is no getting it back – there is no lengthening time, no making extra time in our lives. Maybe that’s why we cherish memories because it speaks of a time we can no longer have, yet time’s effect remains stamped in our minds forever.
And that’s a special quality of time. The fact that it is constantly ticking, and moving us into the future yet at the same time, the impact of time given as a gift can last a lifetime.
By that, I don’t mean drop everything that is going for you and focus all your time on everyone else. No, that wouldn’t be exactly healthy. Instead you should spend your time wisely on improving yourself, loving yourself and living the life; however, it would also be a bonus to give your time away to others too.
How can you give your time away I hear you ask (let’s pretend that you are) when it’s impossible to go into a store and find a shelf labelled time? Well, let me give you a few ideas.
- Spending quality time with family and friends
- Supporting people when they are at their lowest
- Celebrating milestones together
- Volunteering within your local community
- Helping others and offering assistance
- Taking the time to respond with a meaningful message
- Engaging with people
- Getting to know people
- Showing appreciation with kind gestures
- Raising awareness for various causes
There are so many people in this world that will be ever so grateful for the positive impact you create in someone else’s life with your time.
I think dedicating your time to others is a wonderful token of compassion, of love and a great way to spread the smile of warmth in other’s lives.
How do you give someone your time?
Keep smiling beautiful