What do you give to someone for his/her birthday?
Yes, we’ll enjoy a special dinner–whether we make it ourselves or go out to eat.
A road map of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico?
Yes, I bought a spiral-bound road map for my hubby and hid it in the back of my car when he discovered it in July. He used his early birthday present during our drive up to Utah for a family reunion, recently.
What do both of these have in common?
The best gift you can give someone for his/her birthday is the gift of TIME.
Helping someone SAVE time, SPEND time, or TAKE time, it’s the only gift that lasts a lifetime.
We have so little time, even with all our conveniences, that spending a little time with someone is a precious gift. As we all grow older, nothing seems more satisfying than being able to spend some time with someone.
And that’s why we often enjoy cooking at home – the ingredients are pure, the spices are moderate enough to be tasty yet not make us so thirsty, and we can enjoy a really nice bottle of wine without the restaurant markup. And something we older people start to value more – there’s less noise making it easier to hear.
Time is the greatest gift we can give.
Money is often forgotten after it’s spent.
But the time we spend with someone lasts a lifetime.
Read: Time the greatest gift
And after you’ve spent time with someone, consider this:
“At the end of a visit, never say goodbye; instead ask if you can visit again.”
— Wendy Wajda, Social Worker
Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greater New York City Area
As quoted in PersonCare.net