The seven gifts I would love to give to my family and friends:

The Gift of Love
May you find love in your family and your friends.
And may you share the love you have to give.
When you share your love,
it comes back to you in many forms.

To live a little, you've got to love a whole lot.
Love turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. 2

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within the reach of every hand. 3


The Gift of Laughter
May laughter fill your home,
relieve your stress,
and strengthen your friendships.

Do not let a day go by without laughing;
it is good for your health.

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. 4
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. 5


The Gift of Living Each Day to The Fullest
Every day is a gift,
and may you use this gift
by living life to the fullest.

You will never have this day again.
What will you do with it?

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle. 6

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
And today? Today is a gift.
That's why we call it the present. 7

The Gift of Not Worrying
May your days be worry-free.
If you find yourself worrying about something
then fix it.

If it is beyond your control,
then there is no sense in worrying about it.
90% of what you worry about will never happen,
so why worry!

When I look back on all the worries
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which never happened. 8

I've seen many troubles in my time,
only half of which ever came true. 9


The Gift of Positive Thinking
May you find the good in all situations,
even if you have to look for it
- look because it is there.

No matter what happens in your life,
find the good.
Your life will be a happier one.

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. 10
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. 11


The Gift of Balance in Your Life
May you find the balance of life,
time for work
but also time for play.

Too much of one thing
ends up creating stress
that no one needs in their life.

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some,
and draw and paint and sing and dance,
and play and work every day some. 12

In fact, everyone should take time out once in a while
to recharge and revitalize their energy.
The key is to have a balanced life. 13


The Gift of Goal Setting
May all your dreams turn into goals.
Goals will help you accomplish things
you may have thought impossible.

If you have a goal in life
that takes a lot of energy,
that requires a lot of work,
that incurs a great deal of interest
and that is a challenge to you,
you will always look forward
to waking up
to see what the new day brings. 14

Goals determine what you're going to be. 15

Seven Gifts To Give To A Friend 1
If nature has made you a giver,
your hands are born open,
and so is your heart.

And though there may be times
when your hands are empty,
your heart is always full,
and you can
give things out of that.
16
Out of all the treasures in the world there is nothing more
precious than giving someone a piece of your heart.
17
Acknowledgements:
* From, "One!The Journey hOMe", the aBook  by Klaas Tuinman MA, ©2007-107
[1] -Seven Gifts To Give To A Friend ~Catherine Pulsifer 2007
Note: quotes 2-15 are Catherine’s selections.
[2] ~Author Unknown
[3] ~Mother Teresa
[4] ~Arnold Glasow
[5] ~Eileen Caddy
[6] ~Albert Einstein
[7] ~Babatunde Olatunji
[8] ~Sir Winston Churchill
[9] ~Mark Twain
[10] ~Richard Bach
[11] ~Henri Matisse
[12] ~Robert Fulghum
[13] ~Michael Lee
[14] ~Susan Polis Schultz
[15] ~Julius Erving
[16] ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
[17] ~Author unknown
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