Three Gifts that don’t cost anything

With Christmas right around the corner, you might enjoy three stories I heard recently about gifts that don’t cost anything.
A king word. Tom Ziglar, son of author and speaker Zig Ziglar, said that one day when they were playing golf, his dad turned to him and said, “Son, I don’t think I tell you often enough how proud I am of you and how much I love you.” And they hugged, After that, they seldom saw each other without the elder Ziglar expressing the same sentiment again.
A written note. An old priest tells of the time he dashed off a quick not to someone on a yellow pad of paper, thanking them for something. Not too long after that, he found himself in their home, and to his surprise, he found that note framed on their wall! “You have no idea how much impact a simple note in your own handwriting (not emailed or typed) can mean to someone.”
A hug. None but his family saw former president Ronald Reagan much after the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. His son Michael was a bit frustrated as the disease progressed at not being able to talk to his dad anymore. Michael’s wife suggested that he just give him a hug. So although neither one had been a big hugger, they did that every time afterwards. One time, after a visit, Michael was already out the door before he realized that he had forgotten to give his dad a hug. As he turned to go back inside, he found his dad already walking toward him, arms outstretched.
A word, a note, a hug. Free but priceless.

Merry Christmas and may you be richly blessed this coming year.
Jerry Broussard

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