The other day I was taking some belonging I didn’t want any longer to the second-hand store when I thought of the concept of giving away non-physical gifts. As we enter into this year’s time of giving, remember, as well as giving physical gifts this Christmas, there are many gifts that we can give that are free to give and yet priceless in value.
This Featured Image shows the person sharing time. We can waste time with people or we can give the gift of quality time, which requires skill. Quality time is only one of many skills and talents that we can share with others. Beverley Joy.
Give away that which you have plenty of
To others who are devoid of
To those in desperate need of
For you are the best gift you can offer.
If you have good health and strength
Love, joy, peace and patience,
If you delight to encourage
Share these qualities with others.
Share your talent and experience
Don’t hide them deep within
Learn the skills you need to know
To share your gifts with the world.
If you write, if you paint, if you sing
Then share a story through your gift
If you love to serve and help others
Then serve with a gracious attitude.
An unwritten book, a painting half-finished,
A song unsung and a cake unbaked,
Serving hands tied behind your back
Are of no value to anyone, nor even yourself.
To share our gifts will take time and effort,
Courage, focus and discipline
God gives us talents we must develop
And share with those waiting to receive.
Beverley Joy © 2021 of Simply Story Poetry
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